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Sustainable Fashion Colossians 3:1-11

Sustainable Fashion

Love is not a fashion accessory.

AT A GLANCE:

An eighth-grade teacher in New Jersey wore the same dress for 100 consecutive days to call attention to the need for sustainable fashion. Paul challenges followers of Jesus to put on a similar sustainable spiritual wardrobe every day for a lifetime.

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Expire-ment Planning,” August 2, 1998.

 

Walk into your average middle school in America and you’ll encounter some of the most self-conscious people on the planet — eighth-graders.

These kids are a jangle of nerves and emotions. They’re on the cusp of high school and want desperately to know someone in high school. Eighth-graders are those kids with whom no self-respecting high schooler wants to hang out. They’re often arrogant, hateful and sometimes both. They’re emotionally sensitive. They eye roll a lot.

Eighth-graders are denizens, according to some, of Dante’s fifth circle of hell:...

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