Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. {Colossians 3:12}

What does this house have to do with kindness? I don't think it has anything to do with that! It is stately, regal, formal but not inviting. The flowers are a nice touch, and always the most important touch as far as I'm concerned. I feel that if I were to go up this walk, and ring the bell, I had better have a fancy gift.

Put on, as a garment, kindness. The picture that the Apostle Paul has painted for us is something very normal and everyday. We "put on" clothes as a matter of fact, we don't think too much about it, unless it's a special occasion. As God's people, we need to"put on" more than just outer appearances. Those deep, necessary, felt qualities need to be as everyday as changing our clothes. We all need practice putting these qualities on. I just answered the phone, and didn't feel much like being kind to the telemarketer on the other end. We are growing, and becoming more like Jesus. Everyday is part of this. Amen!

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