bearing with one another and forgiving one another
And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
And whatever you do, in word or in deed,
As Father reminded us at Mass this morning the Holy Family - Joseph, Mary and Jesus - were human just as we are (Jesus was both human and divine) and although they lived their earthly lives in great holiness, they had to work, cook, clean, pray, sleep, eat and relate with one another just as we do. That is how we grow in holiness - learning how to relate with one another. St. Paul knew that and he offered the above advice to the families in Colossae.
Perhaps as you post this passage on the refigerator you could also frame the picture of the Holy Family and keep it in a prominent place in your house, or dorm room or office. We are all members of God's family and His great desire, as St. John tells in the previous post, is that we love one another! Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!