Blood relatives

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal. 3:28

It is difficult to discard all the ways we define ourselves as individuals and as individual church bodies in favor of being defined by relationship with Christ Jesus. Membership in His family makes each of us more uniquely and utterly ourselves than anything we might do to distinguish our uniqueness or prove our worth. His blood binds us to one another more completely than any cultural norms we might create in an attempt to build community.

Lord, I am grateful to be defined by Christ.