When I consider what to wear for my beach walk every morning, I take into account the previous evening’s weather forecast.  I check the thermometer on the porch, and I walk outside to see how windy it is.  All these factors determine if I’ll walk in my bathing suit, shorts, blue jeans, jacket or raincoat.  Sadly, I spend almost no time thinking about the approaching day’s behavior.  How will I dress to do God’s work?  Will I, like Paul, seek to put on the armor of Christ?  Do I try to select behavior that’s appropriate to my Christian beliefs?  Will I contact and visit someone who’s lonely, write a note for someone who needs cheering, or wipe tears from the eyes of someone who’s hurting?  Forgive me, Lord, when I spend my time outfitting myself to be comfortable in this life and giving too little thought for the comfort of others here and now.  Please help me dress appropriately in thought and spirit to do your work in the world. Amen.

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