As I’ve been going through the sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas in this weekly blog series, something hit me last night that kept me awake half the night.
Before the Synoptic Gospels and John’s Gospel were written, the Apostle Paul was writing letters to various churches to encourage them in their faith. One of the first of those epistles [as far as we know] is Galatians.
In that letter, Paul encourages the believers to remember something profound whenever they come together. He says:
“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” [Gal. 3:27-28]