To become a Christian is to become a body part of Jesus. All people who put their faith in Christ become hands and feet and ears and eyes of his spiritual body. That means that everything happening in our lives is also happening in the life of Christ. And in the lives of one another. We are all connected. So we suffer together and rejoice together. And we need each other. Hands have no purpose if they are disconnected from arms. They are lifeless and without strength. But when each part is connected to the whole, the body begins to function beautifully and full life is known. We were made to live this way, to be connected to each other, to share one Spirit and one body.