He was writing to a fractious congregation trying to get them to get along.
I'm reading his words today from a different slant. I'm thinking about the outpouring of prayers and support by a UMC congregation in response to the Newtown tragedy.
Methodists, other Christians, and folks that don't associate with religious groups at all just seem to know what Paul was trying to get those Corinthians to realize--"The body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body...."
We all belong, and this tragedy has encouraged us to act out that belonging.