Friday, September 13, 2013

Maybe we Should Wear White More Often

After our baptism, we were completely clothed in white. This tradition has been maintained since the earliest days of Christianity. In case you didn’t know “why” we are clothed in white, it is to represent the purity of God’s new creation PRESENT WITHIN US at the time of Baptism and Chrismation. Unfortunately, most of us never consider the white gown after the reception is over.

When we wear white, whether at our baptism reception or in the public square, we are constantly aware, sometimes to the point of craziness, of ever little speck and ever little smudge we see. Many refuse to wear white for this very reason. In fact, we would NEVER participate in anything that we know would make our white garments dirty. An accident is one thing…..but nobody allows their white garments to get dirty on purpose.

So why aren’t we as cautious about our souls? Isn’t our soul worth more to us than our seersucker suit? Jesus said, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8.36) Maybe if we remembered our souls were clothed in white, we would be more careful with the choices we make and the activities we do. Maybe we should wear white more often…

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