A Thought for the week
Week of June 9
 
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. Colossians 3:12-14
 
People are not perfect. We are not perfect, so we do things that hurt people. Sometimes we do things on purpose but most often we don’t know that we offend people. We don’t know the actions we do in the world can have a negative effect on others. This passage from Colossians reminds me that even when I do wrong that wasn’t intentional, I need to show compassion and love. It is not easy to say we made a mistake but with love and compassion wounds can be healed and relationships can grow.