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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fruits of the Spirit

 
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...
 
Joy
 
Peace
 
Patience
 
Kindness
 
Goodness
 
Faithfulness
 
Gentleness
 
and Self-control
 
What will you put out into the world today?
 
I wish you all these things and more.  Many hugs and many blessings.
 
~Kelly~
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3 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Kelly, I have read your story and I totally agree with your meaning of the world. My english is not so good to be able to say exactly what I want. But I agree with your words and feeling.
Tour painting is marvelous again.
Lovely greet and hugs
Marja
(marjascreativity)

Creative Mish said...

WOw! This is amazing! I love all of the color!

Juniper Goods said...

Dear Kelly,

Although you see many bad things happening in the world today mostly because media hypes it up, there is good in the world. I just read a story of a woman who turned 40 and decided she would do 40 good deeds that day and encourage her friends to do them too. She and her family helped others in many ways that day and will continue to help always remembering her 40th birthday of giving. Many people have been giving of themselves. There are people doing kind things for one another and genuinely loving each other. All we can do is set an example and others will follow. Have faith that people can change and do good.