Justin Roberts, who just finished a season of learning/shadowing at Eucharist, preaches on the otherworldly challenge and grace of forgiveness.
Colossians 3: 5-14
That’s a good sermon title. Moving on in Colossians, Paul talks about what we have to take off, and what we need to put on, in order to live in the Kingdom of God.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,but Christ is all, and is in all.
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.
Targum written and read by Ben Lootens
The wonderful and talented Joanna Aitcheson (bloggy blog!) also created this helpful photo for us, to remind us of what to wear: