Is your soup too thin or your gravy too runny? Bring on the flour! Or should we bring out the cornstarch instead? After all, both thicken liquids. What to do? What to do?
Flour and cornstarch have different backgrounds and behaviors. One comes from wheat and the other corn. Flour tends to lump more than cornstarch. The finished flour product appears opaque while the cornstarch one is clear.
Stop judging cornstarch and flour. After all, they both get the job done and so do Christians.
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. (1 Corinthians 3:6-9, NIV)
Prayer- Father God, may we cherish the particular part we have in the growth of others, without being jealous of those who also share a part. For the Christ who treats us all the same. Amen.