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Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28 NKJV).
Thomas Jefferson wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…”

Equality. It’s a conundrum in our world. Our Governments enacts laws to insure that everyone is treated equally. It seems to be what everybody wants. In 1870 the right to vote was expanded to include all races. It wasn’t until 1920 that women were given that right. Evidently, it takes some time for equality to kick in, even with the government.

Erich Fromm, got close to defining equality when he said, “We are all alike, on the inside.” Of course, one would think a psychoanalyst like Fromm would know that is definitely not true. People can be very different on the inside.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) said it this way. “All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.” I would ask Mark Twain how he could make such a convoluted statement. If virtue makes the difference, then they are not equal.

The truest quote I found was in an ageless proverb, announcing the stark truth. “Six feet of earth make all men equal.” That is all the world can offer.

We are all one in Christ Jesus. It is our faith in Christ that surpasses Jew, Greek, slave or free, male or female. If we are in Christ, we are all equal heirs. When we approach His throne, all of us must be on bended knee. We are equal because the same Holy Spirit is in each of us. As the apostle John learned when he asked for a special place in Heaven, Jesus has no need to show favoritism.

The miracle is that He has an unlimited supply of love. He loves each of His kids totally, completely, and without limits all the time. You never have to wait your turn. Your time is now.

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