Are We A Body or Are We A Team

If anyone knows or watches the NBA you would know that the Miami Heat is probably the most hated team in the NBA. There was tons of controversy between these guys, mainly because of number 6 (Lebron James) leaving Cleveland. Since that was Lebrons hometown and his fans were loyal to him, they were upset he wanted to get traded just because of money and not dedication to a team that he was to lead. It isn’t about the sport anymore and its about the money.

I have had thoughts about something ever since I started twitter. Everyone has it in their bios and it just turned into a big fad. Do you notice that Christians (especially the younger generation) has put #TeamJesus, #TeamSaved, #TeamHoly (which I don’t know how that works) #TeamiPhone (which as far as I am concerned has nothing to do with the Christian faith) #Teamlightskin #TeamDarkskin. Is this how we define ourselves?

At the top of the post, I have mentioned “It isn’t about the sport anymore and its all about the money.” Well, my point is that it isn’t about the team anymore, its about the hashtag. Does that make you Christian? Maybe I am being too literal but I don’t need to validate my salvation with a hashtag.

Here are some thoughts about teams:

– Teams have certain members in which they are better than others

– Teams are traded

– Some members in a team are clicky

– Too much dependence on one player

– No leader and the team crumbles

– No defence

– No offense

– No framework

– No plan

Sure a coach can be provided, but that doesn’t mean that these people can work together. Another point that I had about a team is that a team gets traded and separated. We can not separate ourselves from God himself and we can not separate ourselves from people but if we do, we aren’t doing the will of God. Does everyone on #TeamJesus get the same response? Is it a click? Are clicks Christian?

Lets go back to #TeamJesus and relate the topics listed above:

– Certain members of #TeamJesus get more recognition or outshine others

– Again, mentioning the clicks in #TeamJesus

– No theology in #TeamJesus

– Religious mindset in #TeamJesus

– #TeamJesus is altogether cliche

I prefer being in the body instead of being apart of a team. Being the body means that you are never separated. Sometimes being in the body some parts may not work, can be disfunctional, and may even not work as well as it should, but altogether its for one purpose. Full inclusion of everyone and for God Himself. (well, really two)

1 Corinthians 12:15-18 says: Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.

That is my goal, this is the reason why I don’t like #TeamJesus. Maybe I am too literal, or maybe I am not seeing it the way that I should, but altogether we need to do a better job being the body. My final point is that #TeamJesus is an exclusion of that. So I encourage you to pray on that, to listen and to fully grasp and understand my point of view in this blog and I appreciate comments too. Thank you in advance for reading.