Therefore, as the holy and beloved children of God, steward wholeness in one another. Sow seeds of kindness, compassion, and mercy. Reap healing by forgiving one another, just as you have been forgiven. Let the peace of Christ flourish among you and in you and may grace entangle it all. Above all these things, plant orchards of love in the soil of one another’s hearts. As love thrives, we are wonderfully connected in unity. We truly belong together, as co-creators and co-image bearers of a good Father. So, give thanks constantly.
*A Paraphrase of Colossians 3:12-15 by Erika Kobewka
"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."
Colossians 3:12-15 (NIV)