In Jesus we belong to each other. I mentioned somewhere in the blog world recently that I would like to take my Greek New Testament to church gathering on Sundays, but just can't do it, because I don't want the people there to think I'm not one of them. I also have to watch out for insidious pride, in thinking myself in any way to be superior. Though being able to read, in my case more than rusty and not an expert, but being able to read from that is no different than learning any language, and alot easier from what I've been told than classical Greek. And I could go into how having a good Bible translation, and there are many, is all one really needs with the help of God and helps God gives us, to hear his word and walk in his way in Jesus.
We are also different. Maybe this will help me to be able to take my Greek New Testament to church gathering. I happen to love language and trying to read from that book. I have my niche that I like to work on, though I'm no expert, really, on anything. More like a jack of some trades and master of none. But we have to accept the fact that though we're all one family in Jesus, and none better than the other, we also have different gifts, and we are a different gift to each other and the world, and even to ourselves, from God in the will of God in Jesus.
We each have something very special to share from God, whether in gifts of speaking or serving. Let's humbly accept who we are, and who others are, delighting in all the good gifts God has given to each one of us in Jesus.
What thoughts might you have here?