Colossians 3 12-17

So put on
as chosen people of God,
holy and beloved,
‘hearts’ of compassion
be tolerant with one another,
forgive each other
if someone has a complaint
against someone else.
Just as the Lord has forgiven you,
so you also (should forgive).
In addition to all these things
(put on) love,
which is the bond,
that (produces) perfection.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
into which indeed you have been called
in one body;
And be thankful.

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you all richly,
with all wisdom
as you teach
and instruct each other,
as you sing psalms, hymns, Spiritual songs
with grace
in your hearts
to God.
And whatever you are doing,
-whether a word or a work
(do) all things in the name of the Lord Jesus,
as you give thanks to God the Father,
through him.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union,
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

For your mercy and your truth’s sake


St. Francis of Assisi


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