The Wall has been broken down

“The wall has been broken down,” Paul (or one of his pupils) writes in the Epistle to the Ephesians. The ‘wall of hostility” which separated Jewish people from non-Jewish people has been broken down by Jesus Christ, through God`s unconditional and universal love which goes out to all men and women, irrespective of their ethnic origin , race, sex or social position.

Time and again such a wall has been rebuilt as in our own days there is once again a high wall of separation in the Holy Land, a wall that divides Israelis from Palestinians. That wall is a means and a symbol of fear, hostility and violence. The wall has been broken down”, that proclamation by Paul is also a mission and a promise regarding all walls that keep people apart, walls which often go straight through our own hearts.