Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day which causes me to ponder what the church should look like or how it should be. In the bible it says that Jesus tore down the dividing wall between Jew and Gentile. In the early days of the church that was a big issue due to the church starting among the Jewish people and then spreading out to the world under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
I appreciate how Billy Graham used to always say that Jesus belongs to the whole world and to all people. He is the Savior of the world. In fact Jesus would have looked much like other people living around the Mediterranean world. Jesus loves all people equally. It is the fact that Jesus loves all people equally that gives each and every person worth and value. He expects us to treat every one in a way that shows His love.
The church is intended to be a place that all people are loved and no discrimination is practiced. This takes vigilance on our part to examine ourselves to ensure that we do not give way to sin by discriminating against anyone. There is absolutely no place for prejudice or discrimination in the church.