Saturday, December 29, 2007
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly...
Tomorrow's Liturgy uses Colossians 3: 12-17 as the second reading. I remember first "discovering" this reading as a young nun and was so taken with it that I thought "here is a program for life!" I can remember exactly where I was when I read this. I need to copy it here as it is so full of really good advice from Paul:
"Put on, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
It still is a great passage to pray over and maybe take again as part of one's New Year's resolution!
Since this is a reading from the Sunday of the Holy Family, I think it would really make a family holy to practice all of the above!