Friday, March 20, 2020

In their own words: Day 24

Galatians 5.22

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Paul used the image of clothing (see yesterday) to the Galatians, but now he uses an even deeper image, that of fruitfulness. The fruitfulness of a fruit tree is part of its nature. Apple trees bear apples. Pear trees bear pears. We are called to be “Spirit of God” trees, who bear the fruit of the Spirit, enlivened by God’s life within us.

·         What fruit have you borne today? What gets in the way of your “fruitfulness” , making it  hard for you to be loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, generous, faithful, gentle and self-controlled?

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