“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostilities.” Ephesians 2:13-14
In today’s reading, Paul is speaking mainly to those who felt like they were outsiders during those times, the Gentiles , people who were “excluded from citizenship in Israel, foreigners to the covenant of the promise”. But now, through Christ’s victory over sin and death, all the peoples are brought together as one. He says that all are fellow citizens under God, members of one household.
Let us pray together : Unifying and Loving God, these are words of great comfort for all of us today, as our land struggles with injustice, anger and upset. Help us , Lord, to seek love not hate, help us to teach our children about compassion to all , not anger and exclusion of some. Your Beloved died on the cross at Calvary to bring us all together as one. Guide us to be The Church you desire us to be.
Through Christ’s Great Name we pray, Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie