When you see a gate somewhere along a fence-line, it’s a signal of welcome vulnerability. A fluidity. People can pass through from one side to the other. Walls don’t work that way. Walls are permanent. They insist on a non-negotiable divide between people based on whatever prejudice can masquerade as piety. Overflowing from the mystical core of the Gospel of Jesus – that God has broken down the dividing wall between himself and humanity – is the shattered ruin of every wall that stands between God’s people and one another. (Ephesians 2:14-15)
About the Author
Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.