He has made both groups into one and broken down the the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. — Ephesians 2:14.
When I hear the words — “The Wall” — I think of the rock album by Pink Floyd. For the last five years we have heard about “The Wall” meaning a physical barrier between the US and Mexico. St. Paul didn’t know about either, but writes about a much more substantial wall — the wall of hostility between two groups. That type of wall we know something about as well, and it seems that even a pandemic and an attack on the Capital can’t break down that wall.
No, I am not about to make a political statement except to recognize the existence of the wall and all of the hostility. What is it going to take to remove that wall of hostility? Will it take Christ coming back and dying once again? Sometimes it seems so, the depth of the hostility is so great. St. Paul says Christ is our peace and maybe only in him do we have a chance to tear down the wall. I’d like to think that’s not the case. I’d like to think that we who built the wall can tear it down.
How do we tear down the wall? Perhaps, we tear it down the way we built it — brick by brick, stone by stone. Each one of us has the ability to remove the hostility that boils inside and remove the wall between us and them. Ask yourself today, how do I break down — “The Wall.”
Excellent thought for the day!