They’re cut from the same cloth

For last Sunday’s responsive scripture reading, our congregation read Colossians 3:18-25 aloud in the worship service.  As we read, it went something like this:

18  Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Perry pokes me in the ribs with his elbow and pretends to give me a significant look.

19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

I jab Perry with my elbow, giving him the raised eyebrow.

20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

I whisper, “We don’t have enough elbows!”  We both glare at the backs of our children’s heads in the row ahead of us.

21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Offspring turn around and smirk at Perry.

22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23  Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

Those kids…I don’t know where they get it…


  1. hahaha, John and I both cracked up! So much like our house…we wreak of sarcasm!

  2. THAT brought a smile to my face today, which is a big deal considering the kind of day I’ve had. Thanks for the light-hearted moment.

  3. Lol, love that. Also nice to see the WHOLE section. So many people are so quick to remind us that wives should submit to husbands, but very few remind the men they’re supposed to love and be gentle with us! Submitting is 10 times easier when he leads with love and gentleness! I think sometimes HE has the harder role!

  4. HAHAHA!!!! Sounds like a church service with my family!

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