Ephesians 4:16b, “The whole body is held and joined together by every supporting ligament…as each part does its work.”
We have a deep obligation to one another. Everyone in the Church must do their part. Each has a calling and gifts to use for the body to work.
This runs against the grain of our culture’s individualism and the Church’s over-emphasis on a “personal” relationship with Christ. A relationship with Christ is important but the Bible doesn’t teach that faith is just about Jesus and me. We are a part of the body of Christ! We are His presence now on earth as His Spirit lives within us and among us (Ephesians 2:22).