Saturday, April 2, 2016
1 Corinthians 12 talks about the kind of body that the Church is. And the kind of body that the Church is is the kind of body where the weakest members - the members who are least honorable - are afforded and given more abundant honor. That's the kind of community the Church is. And every Christian wants the Church to be that kind of community that honors the weak. The question is: does our practice of baptism actually express that? Or does the practice of baptism imply that only the strong need apply? Does the practice of baptism imply that the weak need to get stronger before they get in? Or are we saying that the weak in their weakness are incorporated into this body that is the body of Christ?
- Peter Leithart