I had one of those moments where when I was speaking to someone I thought of a great story to illustrate the point I was trying to make. It was a conversation about unity (which doesn't mean uniformity). My point is that we (the royal we of leaders - and I'm generalising a little here) seem unable to reconcile different approaches or perspectives into our way forward.
Imagine that you're part of a team and you have to get from point A to point B. The challenge is that between the two points is Mount Everest! However before you start you talk with your team to decide how you're going to get to point B. You discuss the options available to you. There is a motorway running all the way around Mount Everest to point B and a car available to you. There is also a scenic road you can take and tour buses waiting to take you on a guided tour to point B. There is a four wheel drive track winding it's way through to point B (and 4WD vehicles avialable), as well as adventure motorbikes that could take a narrower path through to point B.
But that isn't all, there are also mountain bike tracks, hiking paths, mountain climbing gear, almost every imaginable means of getting between 2 points. This plethora of ways to get to point B is before you and your team mates.
Am I wrong because I want to mountain bike when you're interested in taking the tour bus? Or is the person wanting to climb over Mount Everest to point B wrong because that, while most direct, is likely to take the longest time! In fact it isn't difficult to imagine that within the team there would be support for most of the ways of getting to point B as well as a few alternative ideas (pogo stick, walk backwards, etc)!
If the goal is point B then surely the way you get there is irrelevant? Surely there is unity in purpose (getting to point B) and the way we actually get there is determined by our uniqueness and the way we're wired (some of us just love being outside in the wilderness having an adventure, others can't stand even looking at the great outdoors through a car windscreen)!
There is no right way to get to point B. Some ways may be faster but the point isn't speed, it is getting to point B. Some ways may be more scenic, but the point isn't seeing things, it is getting to point B. The point is getting to point B and the team is united in that.
An enormous eye or a gigantic hand wouldn't be a body, but a monster 1 Corinthians 12:21