The Fruit of The Spirit is…

Welcome to the weekend edition of Library66, courtesy of the New International Version (Bible).

Victor Hugo once said, “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

Precise, and Biblically inspired, that quote reminds me of Galatians 5:22-23.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.


Perfection is unattainable — yet God will awaken your heart, and transform your character to one of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

In doing so, God’s unconditional love will bring the sort of happiness Victor Hugo once talked about.

—Ray