Since you love Galatians so much...
From: Galatians 3:26-29
The Law and the Promise (Continuation)
 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on
Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor
free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ
Jesus.  And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring,
heirs according to promise.
- St John of Avila, commenting on this passage, says, "The Holy Spirit was not content with saying that we are bathed and anointed: here he says that we are clothed, and the clothing we are given is not just something beautiful and costly: it is Jesus Christ himself, who is the sum total of all beauty, all value, all richness, etc. What he means is that the beauty of Jesus Christ, his justice, his grace, his riches, his splendor, shine out from us with the splendor of the sun and is reflected as in the purest of mirrors" ("Lecciones Sobre Gal, ad loc.").
St Paul uses this metaphor of our being decked out in Christ in many
other passages (cf. Rom 13:14; 1 Cor 15:43; Eph 4:24; 6:11; Col 3:10;
etc.) to describe the intimate union between the baptized person and
Christ, a union so intense that the Christian can be said to be
- In the order of nature, it may be said, all men are radically equal: as descendants of Adam, we are born in the image and likeness of God (cf. Gen 1:26-27). The different functions which people have in the life of society do not alter this basic, natural equality. From this point of view there is no real difference, nor should there be, between one person and another, no difference even between man and woman: both are made in the image and likeness of God.
In the order of grace, which the Redemption inaugurates, this
essential, original equality was restored by Christ, who became man and
died on the Cross to save all. John Paul II points out that this true
meaning of the dignity of man is enhanced by the Redemption: "In the
mystery of the Redemption man becomes newly 'expressed' and, in a way,
is newly created. He is newly created! 'There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for
you are all one in Christ Jesus' (Gal 3:28). The man who wishes to
understand himself thoroughly--and not just in accordance with
immediate, partial, often superficial, and even illusory standards and
measures of his being--must with his unrest, uncertainty and even his
weakness and sinfulness, with his life and death, draw near to Christ.
He must, so to speak, enter into him with all his own self, he must
'appropriate' and assimilate the whole of the reality of the
Incarnation and Redemption in order to find himself" ("Redemptor
From this radical equality of all men is derived that universal
fraternity which should govern human relations: "Our Lord has come to
bring peace, good news and life to all. Not only to the rich, nor only
to the poor. Not only to the wise, nor only to the simple. To everyone.
To the brethren, for brothers we are, children of the same Father, God.
So there is only one race, the race of the children of God. There is
only one color, the color of the children of God. And there is only one
language, the language which speaks to the heart and to the mind,
without the noise of words, making us know God and love one another"
([St] J. Escriva, "Christ Is Passing By", 106).
Source: "The Navarre Bible: Text and Commentaries". Biblical text
taken from the Revised Standard Version and New Vulgate. Commentaries
made by members of the Faculty of Theology of the University of