“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him.” – Romans 10:12
One of the big fights in Paul’s epistles and the Acts of the Apostles was whether or not Gentiles (in this case, Greeks) had to satisfy the Jewish rules first before they could become followers of “The Way”. (Acts 11:26 tells us that Christians were not called “Christians” until Paul reached Antioch.) Should Greek men have to undergo circumcision? Do the Greek converts have to keep kosher? Are the Jewish converts to Christianity somehow a higher level because Jesus was a Jew?
The statement that “there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all” is comforting to me as a convert because it means that I’m “just as good” as cradle Episcopalians. I don’t have to do anything extra to prove that my faith is real, and I should not give in to the insecurity that I am somehow “less than” those who have spent their entire lives as Christians. My spiritual gifts are just as needed as everyone else’s, and I can feel confident in my quest to be the beloved child of God I was created to be!
We thank you, Lord, that you show no partiality and that you are the Lord of all and generous to all who call on You. Amen.