“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3: 28.
As I looked at the bare cross, I was drawn to the knot holes in the simple pine, but the troubles we face in our world today are not simple. We are torn by hatred and misunderstanding, yet we are all one family. God’s family. We have trouble connecting to each other. The eyes of the knotholes are the eyes of your brothers and sisters. God sees through us; we are transparent to Him. The people of the world seem different to each of us, yet we are the same. There is sadness in our disconnectedness. We hunger for connection, yet push each other away. God sees through us.