“[In this new creation all distinctions vanish.] There is no room for and there can be neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, [nor difference between nations whether alien] barbarians or Scythians [who are the most savage of all], nor slave or free man; but Christ is all and in all [everything and everywhere, to all men, without distinction of person].” Colossians 3:11 ->me: In biblical times just as in these days, was a strong set of threads of prejudice, suspicion, and arrogance, so ingrained as to be thought natural and normal. These distinctions have become irrelevant in Christ Jesus. Difference of background, nationality, color, language, social standing, and so forth must be regarded as irrelevant to the question of the love, honor, and respect that are to be shown to individuals and groups. Christ is in ALL people, so -> where ever someone looks, one sees Christ. When an elderly person is ignored, Christ is ignored. When a lively teenager is snubbed, He is snubbed. Where a poor or colored person (or, for that matter, a rich or white one) is treated with contempt, the reproach falls on Jesus. I must not allow prejudices from my pre-Christian days to distort the new humanity which God has created in and through the New Man. Very convicting today……..