For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility…(Ephesians 2:14)
Jew and Gentile
Insider and Outsider
Us and Them
Paul is specifically talking about the separation between Israel and the Gentiles here, showing that Christ’s sacrifice has given everyone equal access to God’s kingdom. But it applies across the board, does it not? Race, gender, age, politics, socioeconomic status–none of the things that divide us matter if we belong to Jesus.
And none of the things that unite us matter if we don’t.
Do you belong to Jesus? Then you are my brother or sister. The differences between us may be real, but they are insignificant in the light of his love for us.
If we can just carry that attitude into our world today, what can we not accomplish?
Let’s find out.
Happy Tuesday, Beloved.