Of the many virtues which Paul lists as being aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit, longsuffering is seldom given priority in our thinking. Love,
Shalom! Since ancient times this Hebrew word meaning “peace” has been the customary greeting of the Jews. Its use reflects the fundamental longing of every
Many years ago I was involved in helping to plant a church in an impoverished and marginalized area of a large Central American city. This
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
In the Book of Galatians, Paul explains how the Christian should live his life. Paul, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, reasons that if