Ephesians 2:19 19 So now you are no longer strangers and aliens. Rather, you are fellow citizens with God’s people, and you belong to God’s household. (CEB)
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]
Remember that you haven’t always been a follower of Yeshua. You had a good up-bringing, but you had to make a choice. Because of your commitment to that choice, you have been incorporated into the body of Christ — that is, messianic values and actions will only take flight when you act with messianic intent. That messianic intent tears down dividing walls and reconciles warring parties, bringing peace where there was no peace. Make no mistake, this is not an easy process. Some will call it the way of the cross (something must die for the new to be born). What this means is that strangers become citizens and aliens become saints, all to the end that the Commonwealth of Peace and Justice becomes the normalcy of civilization. You can trust this as a genuine dwelling place in the name of God. Perhaps.