The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
But the wisdom from Above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity.
I love playing sports. I love watching sports. I have favorite teams that I root for. And when one of my teams is playing, I always want them to win, and not only do I want them to win, I want them to destroy the competition. When my team plays, I don’t want a close game. I want a blowout. And if my team is winning by a lot, I prefer they just run up the score on the opponent. Sounds gentle, right?
I also watch sports for entertainment. They are not real life. When I’m not watching sports, I try to make it not about winning and losing.
The problem with many people, including me on occasion (I still have lots of work to do on this), is that life resembles our favorite…