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What happens when you have a physical wound or sickness in your body? Other resources in the body come to aid and help to heal the wounded tissues. In the same way, the Christian community of faith is vital to the health and wellbeing of the parts that make up the Body. That’s why the Bible teaches that we should not forsake or neglect getting together. The purpose is to pray for and encourage one another. When there is a grieving person in our midst, the rest of the Body comes to that person’s aid in various subtle and practical ways. The other important benefit of joining a Bible-believing community is the wisdom and counsel that can be offered in times of need. But, the most loving community is also a Body that can be quiet and not try to answer all the questions.-Lifestreams media