Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ,
Fruits from God
“In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Gal.5.22-23
God is Spirit and He is bringing fruits to your life! When you spend time in His presence praying and meditating; when you read the Holy Scriptures or go to the mass; when you take communion - his Spirit is working in you, bringing wonderful fruits to you life.
There are many different fruits you can bring in the Kingdom of God. Those described above are the fruits of your internal transformation. God is changing you when you spend time with Him! His Holy Word is filling your soul when you read it.
How in short we can describe those fruits? They are features of God’s character. If you are changed and people can see those fruits in your life, they can see God in you! As children of God we should manifest his character!
It is one of our main aims – to be like Him! And it is possible my dear! It is possible for the least important lay person, not only for religious people! It is possible for you and me. You can resemble God’s character, because God said so!
Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church/Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne