It’s the preschool holidays so this little space will see less action over the next few weeks. That being said I still have loads to say! So I might just have to squeeze everything into my one post of the week!
On my mind this week (ever being inspired by other blog posts) is the phrase ‘wear love’. It comes from a verse in the bible where God asks us to put on our new clothes with his label on them. Colossians 3 10-14 MSG
I was reminded of ‘wear love’ on my blog pal’s post the other day. Elise is showing her new home makeovers & I love how she incorporates her faith into her home décor! See Elise’s closet makeover HERE. Might need to get the ‘wear love’ print for our home.
Me & hubby had the full Colossians 3 verse as our reading at our wedding. What I love about it is it’s simple prodding on how to do life looking outwards on a daily basis.
In an ever inclusive society, where we think more of self than others, how can we love others & feel compassion in our daily lives? This passage talks about our old way of living, but with Jesus at the centre of our lives we put on our new wardrobe of love, compassion, kindness.
Fast, disposable fashion is the norm now & yet sweat shops are still going & we’re buying (& therefore supporting) clothes from shops that don’t have an ethical process in place. Not every fashion retainer is unscrupulous & lots of companies are now putting strategies in place. It’s slow going though. It’s amazing how many retailers are still using this form of manufacture in this day & age. The inhumane almost slave like conditions imposed on people in poorer countries is simply not fair.
I sometimes worry (actually worry) what I will wear on a certain day. How much do I think about who made it? Not much. Do I care if it’s fairly traded? I think it’s about time I did.
How much do we look at people as who they really are? Do we make judgements based on their fashion taste? I’m thinking I need to think more about what people can see IN me rather than ON me & I need to do the same for them.
This verse in Colossians speaks metaphorically about our clothes. What’s the point in being all geared up, if we’re not wearing kindness? What’s the point in having the latest expensive handbag if we don’t wear compassion?
14. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
Me & the sweet kids are off to the park in a little bit to meet up with some preschool friends! It’s going to be 28 degrees here today (swoon) & once again I don’t know what to wear. One thing I will be putting on though is LOVE…& praying for the person that made my clothes!
So ‘wear love’ is where it’s at really. ‘Your basic, all purpose garment. Never be without it.’
Have a great day & see you next week!!!