Here there is no Christian. Non-Christian. American. Muslim. Heretic. Orthodox. Saved. Unsaved. Liberal. Conservative. Mainline. Evangelical. Catholic. Reformed. Baptist. Pentecostal. Episcopal. Presbyterian. Lutheran. Methodist. Buddhist. Hindu. Blacks. Whites. Evil. Good. Biblical. Unbiblical. Terrorists. Hell-bound. First class. Third class. Believer. Unbeliever. Jew. Atheist. Mormon. Shi’ite. Sunni. Wahabi. Oregonian. Adulterer. Faithful. Right-wing. Left wing. Republican. Democrat. Gay. Straight. Homo. Fag. Queer. Nigger. Brownie. Spink. Lesbian. White trash. Gringo. Gypsy. Half-breed. Honky. Nerd. Punk. Goth. Eastside. Westside. Educated. Uneducated. First World. Third world. Cursed. Beloved. Male. Female. In. Out. Us. Them. But Christ is all and is in all.
May we learn to live, love, and respond as if this was reality.
Or better, may God’s reality be realized on earth as it is in heaven.
Come, Lord Jesus, come.
“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”
“Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.”