This analogy provides further evidence that Pope's philosophy is Christian. In fact, the mention of men as parts of one body should remind the Christian reader of Paul's claim that "just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all the members have the same function, so too we, though many, are one body in Christ" (Romans 12:4-5). As in "An Essay on Man," all are parts of the whole. And all should accept the role to which God has assigned them. "If the foot should say, `Because I am not a hand I do not belong to the body,' would it no longer belong to the body?" (I. Corinthians 12:15). The foot is part of the whole, and it has its role to play. Pope asks what would happen if the foot aspired to be the head. Similarly, Paul asks, "If the body were all eye, what would happen to our hearing?" (I. Corinthians 12:17). Pope probably chooses his analogy to recall this passage. The congregation of the church at Corinth was having many struggles. Prod by envy, people were complaining that they had not been given all the gifts, talents, and positions they wanted, just as the people of Pope's time complained that God had made them imperfect.Ultimately, Pope insists that men stop complaining that God is unjust and instead submit to His wisdom. Man may not understand why he lacks certain abilities. Even more baffling is the existence of suffering and evil. But rather than seek for an answer, and rather than blame God for evil's existence, men should simply trust God, knowing that one day all will be explained: "Hope humbly then...Wait the great teacher Death, and God adore!" (I. ll.91-92). This hope requires patience. As Paul writes, "hoping for what we cannot see means awaiting it with patient endurance" (Romans 8:25). Both Paul and Pope know that one day evil will be explained, because "there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; nether hid, that shall not be known" (Luke 12:2).