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Colossians 3:11



11 Where [hopou] there is [eni] neither [ou] Greek [Hellen] nor [kai] Jew, [Ioudaios] circumcision [peritome] nor [kai] uncircumcision, [akrobustia] Barbarian, [barbaros] Scythian, [Skuthes] bond [doulos] nor free: [eleutheros] but [alla] Christ [Christos] is all, [pas] and [kai] in [en] all. [pas]    KJV-Interlinear



11 — a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.     NASB



In the world, distinctions are made between race (Greek and Jew), religious privilege (circumcised and uncircumcised), cultural differences (barbarian and Scythian), social status (slave and free), and many other differences all aimed to make one group higher or better or more elite, than another.


Out of these distinctions have come many variations of bias, and jealousy, and prejudice.  And these of course lead to unfairness, gossip, maligning, judging, violence and every sin imaginable.


But in Christ, all of these distinctions fade away into nothing.


As life is full of lies, so doctrine is full of truth.  In this world you will never discover who or what you are, nor even the meaning and purpose of your life. 


However, in truth you can discover the real you and what everything and why everything is the way it is, and how you fit in.


The natives of America called their quest for meaning, a spirit-walk.  In Australia they called it a walkabout.  In the east they called it a journey.  In all, these quests were a search for meaning and purpose, a right-of-passage from childhood to adulthood, a connection will ancestors or nature, a reinvention of their path, an attempt to write ones own song of life.


But in all of these methods, nothing good can ever result, because they are all earth based, emotional based, and lack substance when it is all said and done.


The real walkabout, the real spirit-walk, the real right-of-passage, is found only in Christ.  But it is hidden from human effort, as Christ is in heaven. 


And doctrine, though as near as your eyes can see or your ears can hear, is likewise hidden to those who reject Christ in salvation, and reject Christ in spiritual growth.


When you were born into this world, you were given permanent human life resident in a permanent soul, but maintained in a temporary physical body.  You lack completion.


The missing components are doctrine for spiritual growth and wisdom, and a permanent body, which you will receive at the resurrection. 


But until we all leave this world, and until we receive our resurrection body, we have one chance to pursue our spirit-walk, to go out on our walkabout, and to discover the real meaning and purpose of not only life, but of ourselves.


Our life is our song, our story, the details of which separate us from everyone and everything else.  It is ours personally and ours alone.  But our life begins with Christ, who is in all, in that Christ is the foundation of all that is, is the source of all life.  Christ is the basis for all meaning and purpose of everything imaginable and more.


In eternity there will be no need for limitations, no need for gravity, no need for the vacuum of outer space, no need for air to breathe.  In eternity which is something beyond our comprehension, the possibilities are staggering and infinite.


But our life, our song, our story, begins with Christ.


One of these days, you will be called home, and there you will stand before Christ sitting on His throne in heaven, and He will lean forward and ask you, ‘What is your story?’

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