Where do you find hope for the world? One of the biggest challenges facing our society today is the tendency to be so focused on our own cultural identity that we end up in competition or even hostility with those of differing identities. Therefore, one of our greatest needs is to find a basis of hope that is big enough to include us all, but without erasing our own personal cultural backgrounds and identities. Fascinatingly enough, it is that challenge this passage addresses, and it is that need the gospel meets.

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