So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
God creates each of us as a unique being. There is no one individual exactly like another. And we are encouraged to celebrate our uniqueness, realizing we all have different gifts and abilities. But in the most important sense, we are the same, as Christians. We know Christ Jesus, and we follow Him. We should be able to follow Him in unity, as believers. I truly pray that somehow we can accept each others’ small differences, knowing we are all the same in Christ. Our differences in worship, rules, interpretations, really shouldn’t matter so much, but for some reason we each tend to think we have it right.
Father God, help us to see how we are the same, so that we may grow stronger in faith and in numbers. Amen