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As I sat cross-legged on the living room floor with a vibrant array of Lego bricks spread out before me, I felt a surge of joy at the prospect of building something special with my son. The colorful bricks scattered around us seemed to hold endless possibilities, and as we started piecing them together, I found myself reflecting on the concept of Christian unity.

With each snap and connection of the Lego bricks, I marveled at their diversity. Some were large and square all-purpose blocks; others were small and intricate pieces with a specific purpose. Yet they all came together seamlessly, just like the believers in the body of Christ. Each one, with its unique shape and color, played a vital role in the grand design we were creating.

As we constructed, the words of the apostle Paul echoed in my mind: “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (Rom. 12:4-5). The Lego bricks were becoming a tangible representation of this truth—diverse yet interconnected, with each piece contributing to the beauty of the whole.

Lost in the rhythm of construction, I gathered my thoughts on inclusivity. I noticed a few pieces scattered across the floor—stray bricks, orphaned and seemingly out of place. They made me think of those who might feel isolated or overlooked, and brought to mind the words of Jesus: "As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34). I collected those pieces and integrated them into our growing creation as a small reminder of the importance of recognizing and including every individual in the tapestry of faith.

As the Lego creation took shape before us, its complexity growing, I marveled at the metaphor unfolding. The intricate structure we were building would not have been possible without the contribution of each unique brick, much like the unified body of Christ. Despite our differences in background, beliefs, and experiences, we were all crucial components of the greater whole.

Snapping on the last piece, my son and I gazed at the masterpiece we had created, at once diverse and harmonious. It hit me then that, just as the Lego set requires every piece to be whole, the body of believers needs the collective efforts and unique qualities of each member to truly thrive.

Like Lego bricks, we are all interconnected, integral to a larger purpose. I looked at my son, grateful for the simple yet profound lessons learned while building something beautiful together.

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