“Show your colors” seems like a playful subject. This sermon will turn playful and light and then serious and dark and then return to playful. There is more to color than meets the eye. Colors have a power in our lives that philosophers and scientists have long documented. We are influenced by colors. For example, the color red raises the blood pressure, quickens the pulse, and increases the rate of breathing. Blue slows down body activity and stimulates the mind. Orange is a strong appetite stimulant and can make us impatient and nervous, encouraging us to “eat and run” at a fast food restaurant. Green has a calming, balanc-ing effect. Yellow is the color of communication.