A wall can survive even when it is missing a few
sometimes the bricks are even intentionally excluded
in the name of functionality… forming doors and
only a few bricks are critical… you can have a few
pillars of key bricks formed into pillars and still
have a standing building.
but while it effectively supports the load expected of
the entire wall, it can hardly be called a functional
it may have survival, and it may even still be a part
of a stable structure. but it has lost the ability to
do what it was designed to accomplish.
within the church, we are vital. we may not be the critical brick. we may feel like we are just a number. but we are a critical as a part of the whole.