My eye operation again reminded me of this Gospel Truth. The Bible says we are "many members, yet but one body." (1 Cor.12:20)
When the eye gets injected and worked on, the WHOLE body, even the little toe is sensitive to what happens with the eye.
The congregation should also function as a body. There are many members, but ALL are connected to Christ in a very special way. Nobody has more value than another: "And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of you: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you." (1 Cor.12:21)
Pastors, Elders, Bishops and "ordinary" members all have EQUAL value in the eyes of Jesus, each with their own unique gift, to build up and function as ONE Body of Christ in the world.