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. Colossians 3:12-13 NIV
Paul sets the bar high on how a Christian should act. Since we were chosen by God, we should act like Him. Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and forgiving – these are attributes of God’s character. If we call ourselves Christians, we should have the same qualities as Christ. Giving our hearts to Him and allowing the Holy Spirit to work on us, we will take on the attributes of our LORD and Redeemer.