Your an original, and so are they

Thursday July 5th, Galatians 5: 25-26 Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original. In the beginning God created all that is and called it good. The sin of humanity is that we are always trying to rend asunder what God has joined together. When we compare ourselves to others as if we are better, we are in essence saying that we are a better judge of “goodness” than God. When we pursue policies that create second class citizens of the world, we are in essence saying that our view of God is “second class.” In the end, we are saying more about ourselves than the other. God doesn’t do border fences, whether they be in Berlin, Jerusalem or the southern US. Perhaps if we say one another as an original creation of God, and treated one another as an original creation of God, we wouldn’t feel the need for the fences.


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