Another look at those fruits

The Golden Text for this week’s Lesson-Sermon (to be read in church on Sunday at 155 Lamartine St. in Jamaica Plain) is:

…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  (Gal 5: 22, 23)

The Message unpacks it nicely:

…what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard — things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.

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