“…as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful.” ~Colossians 3:12-15
Kindness: Seeing the best in others and having a considerate and generous spirit.
Peace: A calm feeling that all will work out well because God is with us.
Thankfulness: Showing a heartfelt appreciation for all of God’s gifts.
Compassion: An understanding of the suffering of others and a desire to make it better.
Humility: Putting others before oneself and holding God as a higher importance than our own desires.
Love: Selfless service to others by your words and actions.
Forgiveness: Accepting the mistakes of others and not holding it against them.
Gentleness: Strength tempered by love; using the power to forgive instead of getting angry.
Patience: Love that is willing to endure life’s suffering, difficulties and routine.
Unity: Being at one with God and each other.
Updated January 4, 2019