Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's sentiment

As the service lector I was asked to speak this New Testament epistle in church this morning.

It might have been fatigue, but I found myself smiling while reading the first phrases, and how appropriate an admonition it is for fresh starts -- be you Christian or not.

Happy new year.
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body.  And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:12-17 ESV)


Heidi said...

Thanks for sharing that Bible verse; what could be a better resolution than that?

Anonymous said...

@Karin. Few write it better than St. Paul. Thanks.