Romans 13: 8 & 14
Many of us have a “Christmas” sweater, tie or pair of socks. We might be surprised that God has a line of fashion especially designed for paying off our debts. In writing of God’s line of fashion, St. Paul isn’t referring to our financial bills, but our debt of love. “Don’t owe anyone anything, except to love one another.” Paul directs us to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” The good news is that God dressed us in Christ at our baptism. “For as many of you were baptized into Christ, have put on Christ.”
We are wearing a power suit through which God puts us to work doing the good works which God has already created for us to do.
Wearing Christ does not turn us into superheroes, but gives us power for our daily life. Respect marriage, don’t murder one another in word or deed, don’t take what doesn’t belong to you, don’t covet what someone else has.
So have fun wearing your Christmas sweater, tie or socks, but let Christ, whom you wear every day, bring joy into your life and those whom you encounter.
Prayer: Lord, you dressed me in your Son Jesus, when I was baptized. Grant me the courage and the will to show the power of your love in the way I treat my neighbor.