Build That Wall and Theology (can you find it?)
"Build That Wall" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
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Can you find the one rebel in the mix? Sorry if I made you work for this one.
You see, I've always loved Ephesians 2:14...
"For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility..."
Theology is useless to us unless it percolates down into policy. Like love! It's a wonderful idea, but that's all it is unless it is practiced, unless it finds its expression in the world.
Therefore, I've always believed our policies should begin with the idea that we are one with our neighbors. And this ought to put the question:
How can we be compassionate toward one another as equals while at the same time respecting our respective spaces?