Our Scripture for the coming week comes from Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, Chapter 5, verses 22-25; and from Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, Chapter 3, verses 12-13:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Question for Reflection:
How do you identify with the verbs in this passage: clothe, bear, and forgive?