The blood of Christ connects us all, labeling us as brothers and sisters, and as equals. One look at ourselves and we would see how desperately wicked and wretched our hearts and lives are. We are mere humans undeserving of love but given love by God anyway because of who He is. Though different in colors, status’, cultures, professions, personalities and pursuits, we are all the same – sinners who have fallen short of the glory of God but saved by God’s redeeming blood.
When we class each other and treat each other according to class or accomplishments or race and experience, we exhibit our ignorance of the reality that we are all one in the same.
We can love a brother and a sister in Christ though he or she lives differently from us because he is a son of God and she is a daughter of God. We can love a brother and a sister in Christ though he lives differently from us because he is a son of God and she is a daughter of God.
Our varied natures meet at a focal point – humanity. If we were to be stripped of our accolades, possessions and accomplishments, we would find a constant element – we would find that we are all human; not so much different but one in the same.
Are you courageous enough to strip yourself of the prejudices you hold within and love your sister in Christ everyday? Are you willing to be made wise enough to treat others equally because essentially we are all one in the same?
I dare you to look within and consider the numerous pieces that connect you to another person rather than focus on the minuscule pieces that seem to set you apart.
Pray: Lord Jesus, show us who we are and the similarities that we share. Help us to be compassionate. Help us to treat others fairly. Break down every prejudice and bias that we have nurtured in our lives. Give us a heart like yours. Amen.
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