Day 9

Colossians 3:14-15 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. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

You can’t choose your family but you can choose your squad right? We are naturally drawn to people who have similar interests aren’t we? 

People who make us laugh, share our hobbies, support the same team or are just genuinely lovely.  When we belong to the family of God we are in this unique pack of people who all responded to a call to ‘come as you are, Jesus loves you.’ 

Because God’s family is like this we can find ourselves doing life with all kinds of people, each with different talents, giftings and personalities, the eccentric, the slick and the crazy. And ultimately each at varying stages of their Jesus journey. Colossians purposely tells us to bear with each other and forgive one another, putting on love first, so even when we get annoyed at people, hurt by people or just plain don’t get along with them – we’re called to love, just as Jesus loved us. 

P.s Beautiful one. He doesn’t hold it against you when you make mistakes, you’re human. Most times the bravest thing we can do is apologise and move forward. 

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