"Each of you is now a new person."

Each of you is now a new person.  You are becoming more and more like your Creator, and you will understand him better.  It doesn't matter if you are a Greek or a Jew, or if you are circumcised or not.  You may even be a barbarian or a Scythian, and you may be a slave or a free person.  Yet Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.

God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people.  So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient.  Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you.  Love is more important than anything else.  It is what ties everything completely together.

Each one of you is part of the body of Christ, and you were chosen to live together in peace.  So let the peace that comes from Christ control your thoughts.  And be grateful.  Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other.  With thankful hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  Whatever you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks to God the Father because of him.

                                                                          Colossians 3:10-17

Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)