This week we continue to explore the fruits of the Spirit.
Galatians 5 v22 says (amongst other things) that “the fruit of the Spirit is...peace and patience....” What does this mean?
Dictionaries give various meanings for the words
peace: no dissension
peace: a time when there is no war
peace: freedom from disturbance; tranquillity; inner calm
“Peace”: a greeting on meeting or parting!
patience: quality of calm endurance of misfortune, suffering or discomfort.
patient: one who suffers...is ill.
Patience: feminine name created by Puritans in 1600s derived from the virtue “patience”.
being patient: putting up with provocation, irritation or annoyance etc, without complaint.
How close do these definitions take us to a Christian understanding? Charlotte will be speaking to us about these “fruits”. If you miss her talk catch up with it on our web site.