Clothed with Christ

One of this weekend’s readings is from Paul’s letter to the Galatians (Galatians 3:26-29). As usual, Paul packs a lot of content into about 10 lines.

The first major topic is faith. Have you given that subject much thought lately?  As Christians, most of us have inherited our faith because it was our parents’ faith. 

What is it that we believe as part of Christian faith?  We believe in a man named Jesus who lived 2000+ years ago. We believe that he was sent to earth by his Father (God) to live with us and teach us how to love God and each other.  We believe that he sacrificed his life and was resurrected from the dead. We believe that we too will have to suffer along our earthly journey, but do it happily in imitation of Christ.  Like Jesus, through our faith in him, we know that we will be resurrected from the dead and will live with him forever.

Our faith allows us to live each day of our life confident in today and hopeful of the future – no matter how difficult today may be!

The second major concept in this reading comes when Paul says, “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

When we have clothes on we’re surrounded with cloth.  When we’re clothed with Christ, we’re surrounded by Jesus.  Like many of us identify ourselves with the clothing style we choose, to be clothed in Christ means that our identity comes from Him. Our differences are gone because our attention is on our commonality in Christ.

Within the world of marketing, identification with a particular brand mean a lot.  What different images do you think of when envisioning Nascar, Bentley, Starbucks and Walmart? 

What words do you think describe the brand Christian

When we choose to be baptized (or confirmed), we become part of this universal body of people who believe in  God the Father and Creator, his son Jesus and the Holy Spirit who is with us at all times. We take on the clothing of Christ by the way we think, speak, act and serve. 

We are constantly clothed in Christ when living in accordance with what he taught us while on earth.  Love.  Forgive. Do not judge. 

This clothing seems to fit perfectly!

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