May the Fruits keep ripening…

I like how Eugene Peterson expands the 9 fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) in The Message.  May they keep ripening in our lives!

  • Love – “affection for others”
  • Joy – “exuberance about life”
  • Peace – “serenity”
  • Patience – “a willingness to stick with things”
  • Kindness – “a sense of compassion in the heart”
  • Goodness – “a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people”
  • Faithfulness – “We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments”
  • Gentleness – “not needing to force our way in life”
  • Self-control – “able to marshal and direct our energies wisely”

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