In the kingdom of Christ we speak of service, not rights. None of us have any other right to live and serve other than the right Christ have us by dying in our place. We are all equally unworthy here because we are sinners, yet at the same time equally worthy because we are created by God and are members in Christ’s body. The thing that makes us valuable, however, is also what makes us different. We are “the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27), each of us where God has placed us. An eye cannot be an ear. The merit it has is because it is an eye and nothing else.
– Bo Giertz, “To Live with Christ“, page 516.