Nature gives us illustrations of how we can serve one another to better live together. The principle is called community. It involves living together, but neither at the expense of the other. For example, there is a little saltwater fish called a “goby.” The goby has poor eyesight and is defenseless; thus, is vulnerable to predators. However, the goby is a superb digger. Shrimp have great eyesight and good defenses but are poor diggers. Thus, they lack proper shelter.
Community results in the goby digging a hole in which the two live together. The goby provides the burrow and the shrimp serves as a lookout and protector. Neither lives at the expense of the other without providing for the other and that’s God’s design for the Christian community.