Sunday’s Second Reading (Galatians 3:26-29):
‘You are, all of you, sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. All baptised in Christ, you have all clothed yourselves in Christ, and there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female, but all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Merely by belonging to Christ you are the posterity of Abraham, the heirs he was promised.’
This Sunday’s second reading reveals a teaching that is fundamental to the Christian life, that of unity. Jesus Christ unites. He doesn’t desire to separate or divide. Rather, his intention is to bring all people together in his name so that he can one day bring them to share in the glory of the Kingdom of God.
Do we unify people? Do we seek to be at one with others as we go about our daily lives? Or do we create divisions through pride, selfishness and cynicism?
Christ’s love demands unity, not division. If we love as Christ loves, we will unite.