Some passages read were:

 

“…On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which are our most presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior part, that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” (1 Corinthians 12.12-26) (World Scripture pg. 1033)

 

“When one finger is sore you do not cut if off.” (Njak Proverb African Traditional Religion) (World Scripture pg. 1033)

 

A participant shared that if we find a part of society unlikable, instead of removing or chasing it away, we can change it for the better.

 

“Blood circulates throughout your whole body, from the head down to the soles of your feet. When that blood that went to the feet comes to the head, can the head say, “Don’t come near me”? In the same way, as we circulate through the entire universe, there cannot be any discrimination between black, white and yellow people. The parts of the body are variously colored. Are brown eyes prejudiced against black hair? Do white nails say to yellow skin, “You are of a different kind”? There is no way the body can be segregated by color.” (Rev. Sun Myung Moon 91:280, February 27, 1977) (World Scripture pg. 1034)

 

Another participant shared how we should live like our body; united and in cooperation between each organ. Just as the body cannot ignore any part of itself, we cannot ignore our fellow human beings and not love them.

 

One participant gave an example that having our central nervous system (CNS) cut from the brain is like our computer being disconnected from Wifi. Similarly, human beings disconnected from their vertical relationships with God are spiritually lost.