In Jesus of Nazareth - From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration written by Pope Benedict, he discusses the idea of freedom in regards to belief in Jesus. The Pope mentions that Jesus brought "universality" to this world.
I love this because I believe it shows that Jesus expressed that God loves everyone on earth, and that His message of love is for all of us. This is different from our modern messages about people, which seem to focus so much on our differences.
The Pope adds that, "The vehicle for this universalization is the new family, whose only admission requirement is communion with Jesus, communion with God's will."
This is such a simple, positive message. Jesus, through his words of peace and love, welcomes all people. No one is exempt. Everyone can join Him. What a difference from the words we hear so much today in politics and religion.
I hope you will join me in this conversation.