We've been talking a lot about the Fruits of the Spirit at our house. The other day after raising my voice- okay, yelling- at the kids, I said I was sorry. Oliver said, "It's okay mommy. Next time just use self-control." Humph.
The fruits are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. That list leaves no room for bitterness, pride, or any other narcissistic thoughts. All of those virtues focus outward, towards others. Our thoughts are reflected in our attitude, and our attitude influences those around us.
Hebrews 12:15 Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.
|Speaking of virtue, here come three angels...that's a joke! But they sure are cute- Oliver, Theo, and George last fall.|