"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have
not the same office; so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and
every one members one of another."
AGAIN he uses the same ensample as he does to the Corinthians,
and that to allay the same passion. For great is the power of the
medicine, and the force of this illustration for the correcting of this
disease of haughtiness. Why (he means) dost thou think highly of
thyself? Or why again does another utterly despise himself? Are we
not all one body, both great and small? When then we are in the total
number but one, and members one of another, why dost thou by thy
haughtiness separate thyself? Why dost thou put thy brother to
shame? For as he is a member of thee, so art thou also of him. And it
is on this score that your claims to honor are so equal. For he has
stated two things that might take down their haughty spirit: one that
we are members one of another, not the small of the great only, but
also the great of the small; and another, that we are all one body.