For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise. Galatians 3:27-29
America is very divided right now. Maybe more than any time I can remember, and I am 55 years old. We are economically divided (uber wealthly, shrinking middle class, and entitled poor. We have vastly different cultural values, wherein the left is so far left they cannot see the center. In addition, our fundamental understanding of what it means to be male and female has become a divide with gay marriage and transgender bathrooms.
Is there any way to bridge the divide?
Yes. When people place their trust and faith in Christ Jesus we begin to see things through a new lens and most things fall into their proper perspective. In addition, we are exposed to truth, because Jesus is not just a purveyor of so-called truth, He is Truth! This is what America needs. America doesn’t need to take a knee, it needs to take two and humbly bow before the God who made us. The closer we move toward Christ, the smaller the divide will be between us.
Am I more interested in my perspective than God’s? Do I first perceive people based on their culture, economic standing and gender?… Or am I more interested in their Christlike character?
God, I love what the apostle Paul wrote… I determined to know nothing except Christ crucified in you. Help me to think about how a person is related and relating to You first and foremost. Then help me love each one in Your name with the great hope that all of us will come to The Truth- Jesus.