He is our peace

He is our peace, he has broken down every wall. He is our peace, he is our peace.

That's referring to Ephesians 2:14: "For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility."

Paul is writing about the hostility between Jew and Gentile being taken away in Christ. No more segregation, if we're in Christ. He breaks off all airs of superiority. Segregation. racism, classicism, ageism... all "isms" are knocked flat by Christ. Paul had bitterly despised Gentiles in his former life, but now that had changed. The blood of Christ, shed on the cross, obliterated the old system.

Peace also means wholeness. He is our wholeness. He brings wholeness. To hate or even dislike other people because of their race or because of anything on their surface is not wholeness.

Jesus came to heal us from our alienation from the other and to break down the walls of pride that separate.