Lions and Lionesses

I watched a little bit of one of the England football games the other day, the one where the “Lionesses” won on penalties. As someone who believes in equality, I’m pleased to see that it appears to be that the women’s World Cup is getting as much attention as the men’s game. After decades of gender inequality, things seem to be improving.

The Bible overtly speaks against inequality in any form. One writer, Paul, was addressing divisions between Jews and non-Jews (Gentiles) when he claimed, “there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him”. In other words, no one is superior to anyone else in Jesus’ eyes. All people have access to his love and blessings.

Why not take this opportunity to call on him, whomever you are? Regardless of your gender, race, social status, or any other characteristic that may be used to denigrate people or divide society, Jesus loves you and wants a relationship with you. Now there’s something that’s even more exciting than the thought of an England World Cup victory!

In Christian love,


Scripture reference: Romans 10:12, NIV