I’m writing an article about “walls.” No, not this article. Another article.
But, thinking about “walls” for that other article led me to write this article about thinking about walls. Confused yet?
Well, anyway, think about walls. What kind of wall? Any kind of wall. Every kind of wall.
We build walls; we tear down walls; we repair walls. We build doors to go through walls. Then, we lock the doors so that we can’t go through the walls.
Walls divide and define. They keep some in, and they keep others out. They offer protection, but also block the way to protection.
On their own, walls are neither good nor evil; they are completely neutral. Obviously, walls can be built for good or evil purposes. And, those purposes can change. But, the walls themselves remain neutral.
They are just walls.
What do walls mean for us as followers of Jesus Christ?
Well, that depends.
If people are inside the walls, then we should go inside the walls.
If people are outside the walls, then we should go outside the walls.
If people are both inside and outside the walls, then we should be both inside and outside the walls.
Why? Because God loves people, and God sends us to people… whether they are inside walls or outside walls.
Walls are just walls. But, people? Well, that’s a completely different story.