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. - Colossians 3:12-14
Dear Jesus, I awoke this morning to the list in my mind of everything that needs to be done today and it is so easy to focus on these tasks rather than on virtue. Then I saw your word that makes my heart and life its own personal project. Today, I will dress my heart with you and all the kindness and love that you bring. Help me to value the lives of all other people today more than my own, so I think of ways to fill up their hearts with encouragement and joy by how I treat them. AMEN
We tend to care deeply about how we look. God tends to care deeply about how we live.