In December of 2018, I talked about the fact that “We are Legos.” The idea here was that all of us come with a limited amount of connection points. We have connections with family, work, friends, etc. When all of those connecting points are full, we struggle to find room for more relationships.
Here’s another thought about how we are Legos: As Christians Jesus calls us to get connected to God. He even cleared the way so that we can, truly, connect to God. We are called to become a piece of the Body of Christ. We are called to do our part in the workings of the Church. We are Legos in that we come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. God calls us as we are, where we are, and how we are. Each one of us connects to the Body of believers with our own uniqueness, experiences, personalities, flaws, quirkiness, backgrounds, struggles, likes, dislikes, ugliness, and beauty. None of us are saints. None of us are more worthy of playing a role in Gods house than anyone else. The building labeled “church” is just a place to gather and worship. We are the church. In my mind, I see a multi-colored, Lego church where everyone is welcome, and everyone plays a part. Unity and Diversity in the Body 1 Corinthians 13: 12-14 (NIV) 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
The image here is a 65-foot tall church-shaped public pavilion for the 2011 Grenswerk Art Festival in Enschede, The Netherlands.