For Paul's secret to happiness,
12God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So
always do these things: Show mercy to others, be kind, humble, gentle,
and patient. 13Get along with each other, and forgive each other. If
someone does wrong to you, forgive that person because the Lord forgave
you. 14Do all these things; but most important, love each other. Love is
what holds you all together in perfect unity. 15Let the peace that
Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together
in one body
to have peace. Always be thankful. 16Let the teaching of Christ live in
you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and instruct each other by singing
psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to
God. 17Everything you do or say should be done to obey Jesus your Lord.
And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus.