The Wall

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.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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