You know, I cringe every time Christianity is presented as racist, sexist, anti-Semitic… because at its core, it’s the opposite of all that ugliness. And yes, I am painfully aware that through the centuries the church has been all that and worse. But please don’t think that comes from the Bible, or – worse – from Jesus himself. Don’t ever believe it if someone tells you that’s what it means to be Christian.
Because what Christ envisioned – and what Paul tried to create – was this: that people would come from East and West and from North and South, and sit together at table in the kingdom of God.
Because that’s how wide the circle is in God’s world.