… in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near ….
That is the wisdom of the Apostle written in the 1st century CE. Here is a more recent expression of this truth posted on Facebook by Forward Day by Day on July 21, 2012:
Rather than arguing about who should be included or excluded, let us remember that drinking from one cup and sharing one loaf calls us to unity. Jesus Christ intends us to be one body in him. We are invited to eat and drink at his table with each other, as the brothers and sisters we are.
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