The Fruit of the Spirit

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said: “Fruit is always the miraculous, the created; it is never the result of willing, but always a growth. The fruit of the Spirit is a gift of God, and only He can produce it. They who bear it know as little about it as the tree knows of its fruit. They know only the power of Him on whom their life depends.”

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Real Strength

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“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dictionary.com defines “strength” as: the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor. But is that all real strength is? No, because real strength is not found in muscle alone but in a faithful heart, a gentle spirit, and a determined head.

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