“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.