Wednesday text (Day 4 of 7)

He treated us as equals, and so made us equals

“He treated us as equals, and so made us equals. Through him we both share the same Spirit and have equal access to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18) The Message Bible.

Here’s the same verse in the English Standard Version Bible:

“For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18)

Equality, Equity, and Equanimity are helpful words to know these days.

Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities.

Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. Equity refers to the quality of being fair and impartial. (source)

Equanimity refers to a state of calmness and composure, particularly in the face of adversity or stress. When someone exhibits equanimity, they can maintain a sense of balance and perspective, even in difficult or challenging circumstances. (source)

The key word in our passage is “both”—

“…we both share…”

“…we both have access…”

Let’s communicate with our “others” that we “both” can share and have access.  

Giv’m heaven,

Your brother,
John Parker

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