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Tearing Down All the Berlin Walls

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

I can’t let this day go by without noting the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Below is a clip from President Reagan’s 1987 speech: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” It still gives me chills.

The Berlin Wall was a symbol of separation. Not a protective or defensive wall to keep invaders out No, it was a prison wall intended to keep its people in. To separate them from others. To control their relationships with others. That’s what it was about and what totalitarianism is always about. I think there are lots of Berlin Walls in life. Political correctness, cult mindsets, and manipulative behaviors all serve to build walls around us and between us, separating us from others. We need to be vigilant when folks try to build them around us, and we need to tear them down, speaking truth in love.

Below is a video from that incredible day in 1989 when the wall came down.

In the end, the truth will always out.

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