What Are You Wearing Today?

Colossians 3:12-14

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.

As a matter of course, we take a little time at the beginning of each day to decide on what we’re going to wear.  Depending on whom we are going to meet, we choose the appropriate wardrobe.  Today, remember that you are an ambassador for Christ, and every person you meet is important to Jesus.  Take a moment before you go out into the world and put on compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness and patience.  Approach today determined to walk as Christ walked.  By the end of today, what will your acquaintances say you were wearing?

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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