One of the readings on Sunday was from Colossians Chapter Three.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing 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 the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing 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. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
The first part in particular struck me as a reminder that we could all use.
In our old house I used to write verses on the whiteboard that we could all see from the dining table. In this house the whiteboard is in the kitchen and is constantly be written on and erased as we think of things we need at the grocery store or jobs that need to be done!
Since we now have a little family altar in the living room, I thought I would make a piece of textual art to display near it instead of an icon.
This one I just laminated but I think I’m going to but a picture frame that I can use throughout the year.
If you’d like to hang this passage on your own wall you can download it here [download id=”43″]