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Galatians 3:28 There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
Basketball aside, we all have our teams—group identifications that categorize our lives. Some are helpful, others less so. Ultimately, being a follower of Jesus is about declaring our membership in the Body of Christ, which includes members from every team and label and identification imaginable.
The more we are knit together as one body in Christ, the less we worry about divisions and barriers—about who’s cheering for whom. We may have our favorites, but ultimately, Jesus is rooting for us all.
MOVING FORWARD: How can you encourage your family of faith?
Today the Church remembers Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597.