As we approach the celebration of Pentecost, a reflection.
In his Letter to the Galatians 5:16-25, Saint Paul urges disciples of Christ to live by the Spirit of the Risen Christ: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Each of these “fruits of the Spirit” deserves some thought.
Is there evidence in my daily life of love?
Do I abide in joy and peace?
Am I patient?
Do kindness and generosity characterize the way I treat others?
Am I faithful, trustworthy, loyal?
Do I recognize gentleness in my words, thoughts, judgments?
Am I disciplined, careful, self-controlled?
These “fruits” are evidence that we are disciples of Christ in fact, not just in word.
If I see these “fruits” in my daily life, I can be confident that Christ’s Spirit
is guiding my desires and choices.
A blessed Easter Season and Pentecost to you.
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