A Things-to-do List from Saint Paul

[There is a book I’ve never read with a title I’ve never forgotten: Christianity is a Verb. Perhaps because the 10 Commandments are mostly expressed in negative terms — “Thou shalt not…” — many Christians seem to think that holiness is all about NOT sinning.  These words of St. Paul remind us that our faith in God needs to be reflected in what we say and do.]

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.
And over all these virtues put on love,
which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
since as members of one body you were called to peace.

And be thankful.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly
as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom
through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit,
singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:12-17

[Heartlight provides positive resources for daily Christian Living.   LINK TO HEARTLIGHT: http://www.heartlight.org]

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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2 Responses to A Things-to-do List from Saint Paul

  1. Vesita Lowman says:

    his is a must for me to read each day to keep me grounded. Thanks

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