“But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honour to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it” (I Corinthians 12:24-26). My work with the Foundation allows me the privilege to visit and work with many churches in the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences. Most of the time we talk about money (usually the lack of it!), but I’m yet to find a church with money problems that did not have people problems as well. All I can say to that is: “Welcome to the Church!” That problem goes back to the very beginning of Christianity. In the above passage, Paul is addressing it at Corinth. They have forgotten their basic connection in Christ and many problems result. Sound familiar? Charles Dickens said it very well, “I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come round…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” As Christians, you and I are called to recognize one another at every time of year. How are you doing with the other members of your church? How are they doing with you? The money problems tend to take care of themselves when we actually love each other; when we can actually recognize one another as members of the body of Christ.