God looks at the heart
Because we believe in Jesus we are given a purpose. By having a heart for God, we must also have a heart for people.
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Because we believe in God we must walk in (v.12) humility, compassion, kindness, gentleness, and patience. Not because we are better than anyone else, but because we have a savior that commands us to treat others the way we would like to be treated.
Most of all we should learn to (v.13) forgive just as the lord forgave us. To love people, we must understand what love is. Love is a combination of these virtues. We show love to one another by having compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and forgiveness.
When we discover the virtues that we are given as Christians we begin to understand unity. Unity allows growth, and discipleship.
Takeaway: Having a heart for God=Having a heart for people.