We’ve heard way too much about walls in the last year! Have you ever taken a moment to think about walls, fences and other barriers? Robert Frost once wrote, “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know / What I was walling in or walling out, / And to whom I was like to give offense.” All too often we do not care about the offence we may give by the walls we put up, nor about whom we hurt by the barriers and divisions we build privately in our hearts and minds.
Walls, hostility, and hatred often go together. As a Christian community, we do not want to give any space to hostility and hatred. We’re for a love that breaks down walls! Our hearts go out to those whose lives are being ripped apart by forces that would divide and conquer. Instead, we dream of and work toward a world held together by mutual love, care and respect. After all, love, prayer and peace cannot be held back by any wall.
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,” Ephesians 2:13-14, the Bible (NIV).
This sign and post were inspired by a spiritual reading from Our Daily Bread. You can find that original reading here: