Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control... this is what we need to strive for.
Can you imagine how life would be if everyone lived their lives with the Fruit of the Spirit within them? This world would be a much better place.
I think of our world now and to be honest I do not like what I see. I hate all the violence, the wars, the famine, the lack of respect; I hate the way many people strive for things that please themselves more than working at helping others; I hate the way the Earth groans in earth quakes, tsunamis, floods and tornados killing thousands and thousands of people - so I hate that we are killing the world with pollution, with overuse of resources pulled from the core of the Earth.
When I look around at people I see anxiety, strife, anger and frustration with others; I see a world where we do not know our neighbours and most of our conversations are by text or email. This world is striving for self ambition and I am not a big fan.
That is why the Fruit of the Spirit is within me and I strive everyday to produce good fruit out into the world. Placing goodness out there, well, can only be good. So today, I choose to put forth these good thoughts...
What will you put out into the world today?
I wish you all these things and more. Many hugs and many blessings.