“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3: 12, New International Version)
We have our outfit picked out for the day! We wake up as God’s loved child and we know who we are. So, we can dress the part, and we have everything we need to pull this look together already in our “closet.” It is all so very natural to us.
We are the reflection of all that God is. We are the immediate and perfect expression and object of His pure, boundless, unconditional Love. This Love is always abundant in us and makes up the reality of our very being. When we accept gratefully and without argument just who we are as Love’s own substance, it is easy to show forth that ideal in our lives.
We are chosen to be the way in which God shows forth Her Love. We are naturally humble, compassionate, kind, gentle, and patient. This is the clothing that suits us. These rich qualities fit us well. They belong to us, and we look beautiful, simply radiant, in this wardrobe, which has been bestowed upon us by divine Love’s own tender generosity and Her faith in Her own loving and lovable children—you and me.
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