Why would the dead in Christ want to look at us when they can behold the glory of the Living God?
I know I’m taking this Scripture somewhat out of context, but I’m using it more as an example of the relationship of Jesus, us, and the saints. If we think of us as the less presentable parts, and the saints as the more presentable parts of Jesus’ body, we see how connected we really are.
But as it is, there are many parts, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I do not need you.” Indeed, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are all the more necessary, and those parts of the body that we consider less honorable we surround with greater honor, and our less presentable parts are treated with greater propriety, whereas our more presentable parts do not need this. But God has so constructed the body as to give greater honor to a part that is without it, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. If (one) part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy. Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it.