The origin of the word “equality” is the opposite of the word “quality”. Quality means something remarkable, something that stands out because it is excellent, special – it is something worth talking about.
Equality means everyone is even, everyone is the same, no one stands out. It means there is no quality that stands out, no quality that is different from the average. In maths, equality means that everything matches.
We should strive for an equality – that people are treated fairly, evenly, that people make decisions without prejudice, without bias and without tribalism.
But in that quest, make sure you never, ever sacrifice quality for equality. You need to stand out, you need to be special, you need to find out what you are excellent at and work on that, and if other people are upset that you are doing what you do well, then let them get upset. You are designed to stand out, you are designed to step up, you are designed to be excellent and special.
We are all equal before God in the dimension of grace, we all need the grace of God, we all are equal in value, equal in access to the Father, equal in access to His throne, to His goodness, equal in worth.
But that does not mean that we are not God’s masterpiece, God’s poem, God’s workmanship, that there are things we can do that no one else can do – if we only focus on our qualties, and develop to become people of quality. To be people who are remarkable, to be worth talking about. To be truly special!
Work on what makes you you, develop a spirit of excellence, do what you do. It is your destiny.