Sunday, November 1, 2009

Under Armour


Given my macho inclination, I reach for your armour: the sword, the helmet, the shield. But St. Paul gives us the entire outfit - the under-armor so to speak. He says to “clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

I’ve heard it said: “You cannot claim to belong to Jesus yet wear dirty clothes.” (Valson Thampu, writing for Scripture Union in India)

So, I pray that we clothe ourselves with these qualities of Jesus - spotless, immaculate. And that our armour is polished and shining for you.

In His name and the Spirit’s power, Amen.

Photo credit: Metropolitian Museum of Art, NYC