Clothe yourself with kindness and humility – Colossians 3:12-17, Part 2

How would you caption the photo above? “She got the whole world in her hands”? “She’s got a big head”? What I see is humility. I see a global focus, a focus that is bigger than oneself. I see a person that wants the world to be in the spotlight, not themself. (I wonder howContinue reading “Clothe yourself with kindness and humility – Colossians 3:12-17, Part 2”

Clothe yourselves with compassion – Colossians 3:12-17, Part 1

“Can you wash my jeans?” My daughter was asking a normal question, except that it was 9pm, and she needed the jeans first thing the next morning for her work as a dishwasher at a local cafe. I responded, “Can’t you just wear them again? They’re going to get dirty anyway.” “No, dad!” Think aboutContinue reading “Clothe yourselves with compassion – Colossians 3:12-17, Part 1”

One time Christians are commanded to kill? – Colossians 3:5-11, Part 2

In the previous post, I said that we will be studying Paul’s comments about laundry for a few weeks. This week is part one, Colossians 3:5-11, all about taking off our dirty clothes. Next week will be part two, Colossians 3:12-17, all about putting on clean clothes. In today’s post, we start studying part one.Continue reading “One time Christians are commanded to kill? – Colossians 3:5-11, Part 2”

Prince Philip’s Surprising Choice For His Hearse – Colossians 3:5-11, Part 1

Did you watch the funeral of Prince Philip who recently passed? Or maybe you saw highlights or pictures on the news.  Did you notice that his coffin was transported in a plain old green Land Rover Defender pick-up truck?  Defenders are mode of Land Rovers that look kind of like Jeeps.  You rarely see DefendersContinue reading “Prince Philip’s Surprising Choice For His Hearse – Colossians 3:5-11, Part 1”

How often should you wash your jeans? – Colossians 3:5-11, Preview

How long do you typically wear a pair of jeans before you wash them?  Unless I get them sweaty or so dirty they are unpresentable, I will wear a pair of jeans for multiple days because I want to preserve water as well as avoid wear and tear on the denim.  But after a coupleContinue reading “How often should you wash your jeans? – Colossians 3:5-11, Preview”

God wants to set you on fire [Second Sunday of Advent, part 2]

People are waiting for God to return.  He is coming, and he tells us it could be surprising.  He doesn’t mean “surprising” in the sense of us not knowing the timing of his return.  We learned in part 1 of this series on the Lectionary readings for the second Sunday of Advent that God’s arrivalContinue reading “God wants to set you on fire [Second Sunday of Advent, part 2]”