Monday, March 2, 2020

Colossians 3:12-17

Colossians 3:12-17 
English Standard Version (ESV)

  For better and for worse, kids aren't very good at hiding what they're feeling.  They wear their emotions on their sleeves, and when they're joyful, it's a wonder to behold.  When they're not... it's still a sight to behold......
  We talk with them a lot about how to apologize.  They can say the words, but these often don't mean anything when their hearts aren't in it.  Their words can be dripping with frustration or anger even though they are saying what they're supposed to be saying.
  Adults aren't always perfect at this either.  We can typically hide it better than a six year old, but we sometimes forget to 'put on love', as Paul tells us.  We'll bear with one another and work on patience, but doing so in love is a whole other challenge, one we're often not ready for.
  But we strive to do these things in love, letting the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, that whatever we do may be done in the name of Christ, pointing beyond ourselves, putting our selfishness to death, and glorying in the resurrection of Jesus Christ that defines the way forward.

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