A good friend and weekly preacher (who'd like to remain unnamed) captured the inner dialogue of her pre-preaching outfit selection in this funny, sharp musing on how cultural expectations shape our images of pastors. Especially female ones. Be sure to catch Part 2 when you're done. –Paul Pastor
"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things . . . . Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
I'm glad I chose this passage for today. I think it will connect with the church. I'm still not sure how my last point ...1