Fashion Statement Fabric

Yesterday we recovered from our Fed Up Sunday by digging deep into Colossians 3:12 again: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”

We learned together that biblical kindness — of the type that comes from stripping off the old self and become re-clothed in Jesus — can be defined this way:

Kindness is what you do

for people who can’t do

for you.

So we asked people to make those words tangible on a piece of fabric (Get it? More fashion!). As an invitation, we made space and time for people to bring their fabric swatches up to our altar area where we had an array of felt tip pens.

We then asked folks to write down the name or initials of someone or a group of people to whom they could show kindness this week knowing there would be nothing coming in return.

I wasn’t sure how this invitation would work out.

But it did. People came forward immediately, urgently, and prayerfully.

The picture in this post is the result.

Kindness. It’s what you do for people who can’t do for you.

It’s what you don’t say that you could say.

It’s making a good impression on people you don’t need to impress.

It’s making an authentic fashion statement.