If the whole body were just an eye, how could it hear? And if it were only an ear, how could it smell?
As it is, however, God put every different part in the body just as he wanted it to be.
There would not be a body if it were all only one part!
As it is, there are many parts but one body.
So then, the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" Nor can the head say to the feet, "Well, I don't need you!"
On the contrary, we cannot do without the parts of the body that seem to be weaker;
and those parts that we think aren't worth very much are the ones which we treat with greater care; while the parts of the body which don't look very nice are treated with special modesty,
which the more beautiful parts do not need. God himself has put the body together in such a way as to give greater honor to those parts that need it.
And so there is no division in the body, but all its different parts have the same concern for one another.
If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts share its happiness.
All of you are Christ's body, and each one is a part of it.