'Wall' photo (c) 2009, stefg74 - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Walls. Walls offer privacy, protection, and division. They keep us safe within walled cities. They protect us from our enemies. Wall allow us to have private spaces in which we can rest, dream, and be our true selves. Yet walls also hold us in. They confine us to certain locations and dimensions. They limit where we might go, who we will not encounter, and how we might be transformed.

There are physical walls, like the Berlin wall and the walls os tune Jewish temple in Paul’s day. These walls were dividing walls keeping people out. These were walls that only allowed certain people to belong.

There are other barriers or walls that we create within ourselves nor our lives. We separate ourselves because we are afraid that others may harm us. We are certain that their presence will certainly transform us. We put up walls as a protection only to find them limiting our own growth.

Maybe it is time to tear down a few of our own walls, to allow others to come close. Maybe it is time to allow the walls to crumble so that who we are may expand. Maybe it is time to stop putting so much time and energy into building and fortifying the walls which imprison us.


He is our peace , who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility. Ephesians 2:14


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