Fruit of the Spirit

Love
Joy
Peace
Forbearance
Kindness
Goodness
Faithfulness
Gentleness
Self-control

To sincerely desire and work for the good of others
To celebrate and honor the things that are truly good
To seek and promote that which builds relationship with all
To willing endure the weaknesses and faults of others
To avail every opportunity to grant mercy and blessing
To imitate God in ever action and decision
To always maintain the bonds of loyalty and honorable commitment
To ensure that strength and might are always administered softly
To focus restraint first of all upon our own desires

And if such is
the fruit of the Spirit
we ought, everyone,
to seek the most genuine flames
of Pentecost.

H. Arnett
8/24/12

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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1 Response to Fruit of the Spirit

  1. Brian Casey says:

    These are such succinct, well-laden thoughts, and exceptionally good for me as next week begins a new academic year with quite a few new aspects of working together with others. “Most genuine” — yes.

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