Jews and Christians: Separate Ways to the Father

Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II at the Western Wall

“But now in Christ Jesus, you that used to be so far apart from us have been brought very close, by the blood of Christ. For he is the peace between us, and has made the two into one and broken down the barrier which used to keep them apart, actually destroying in his own person the hostility caused by the rules and decrees of the Law. This was to create one single ‘New Man’ in himself out of the two of them and by restoring peace through the cross, to unite them both in a single body and reconcile them with God. In his own person he killed the hostility. Later he came to bring the good news of peace, peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near at hand. Through him, both of us have in the one Spirit our way to come to the Father.”

—Ephesians 2:13-18; JB
Psalter Week 2: Friday Scripture Reading

“The people of God of the old covenant never revoked by God.”

— Pope Saint John Paul II referring to the Jewish people, November 17, 1980.