I just heard that Pope Francis earned this year’s title of “Best-dressed Man” for his “elegant, simplicity.” Perhaps it is a bit of serendipity to think of that as I get dressed with Paul’s words to the Colossians this morning ringing in my ears. He says:
Clothe yourself, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, with heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, forgiving as the Lord has forgiven you. And over all these virtues put on love. Let the peace of Christ remain in your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful.
If we were to dress that way each day, perhaps we would, as Thomas Merton predicted, all see each other walking around “shining like the sun”.