Unfortunately we still have issues in our society with prejudice. We have trouble accepting people of different color, different origins, different social status and income, and even different sex than ourselves. We still have struggles of equality among all people.
But as believers, as Christians, as children of God all of these differences should be erased from our eyes. We must see one another as equal in the Lord.
What relationship do we have with God? How is that achieved? Through our faith expressed in our baptism, what type of people have we become?
If we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior then we are made into new people. We become children of God (Galatians uses the word “sons” but we need to ignore the differentiation of sex). We express our belief in Jesus through the sacrament of baptism, being immersed – either literally or symbolically – in water to remind us of the death and resurrection of Christ.
With this acceptance and sacrament we are made into new beings. We are clothed or covered with Christ. God now sees us as His children in the way He would see Jesus as His son.
With this all those things that made up who we were are gone. It doesn’t matter if we came from this nation or that land. It doesn’t matter what language we speak. It doesn’t matter what position we hold in society or in the business world. And it doesn’t matter if we are male or female.
We are all made into children of God. We are equal with one another.
As such we are called to submit to one another. We are called to share the love of God with one another. And we are called to see everyone through the loving eyes of Jesus.
Through our belief in Christ and adoption as children of God we must work toward that one-ness and wholeness that Jesus desired. We must move forward in our faith journey until we are “brought to complete unity” with God, with Christ, and with all other people.
DAILY CHALLENGE: How can you see others as equal to you in the faith?