Relationships within the body are important, but so is the relationship of the church with the wider community. How can you lift community concerns or needs in your prayer time? What acts of service within the community are already in place that you can celebrate? What additional needs could be met, or invitations issued? Who is missing from the body of the church? Jesus calls us to go above and beyond in our attempts to see all the people. He is asking us to not simply follow the rules, but to consider how our behavior and our choices and our attitudes impact the wider community around us. He is talking about our influence, on how Christians are called to influence their world in a positive way. It is a continuation of the salt and light idea. We call upon the Spirit to strengthen us for the daily journeys of life and living. At the same time, we pray for those in our spheres of influence, those who look to us for guidance and for a sense of hope.