The Pope sent a very wonderful message yesterday at his weekly general audience. Let me share with you a small part of his homily:
“We are all needed in order to build this Temple. No one is secondary: ‘Ah, I am the most important one in the Church!’ No! We are all equal in the eyes of God. But, one of you might say, ‘Mr Pope, sir, you are not equal to us.’ But I am just like each of you. We are all equal. We are all brothers and sisters. No one is anonymous: all form and build the Church.”
Isn’t it amazing to be told by the highest official of the Roman Catholic Church that we are no less important than him? Indeed, in God’s eyes we all stand as equals–equally loved, valued and in need of salvation. As the Apostle Paul said, “You are, all of you, sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. All baptized in Christ, you have all clothed yourselves in Christ, and there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female, but all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal 3:26-28). Since we are all equal in God’s eyes and are all equally given a chance at salvation, then we all have the same duty to live our faith and represent Christ in our daily lives. We are all equal and loved in the eyes of God.