Scripture about the divisive climate-My post #262

I was on the debate team and the speech team in HS. I grew up in an extended family that debated everything. Passionately. Sometimes just plain old argued passionately. Yet these days I find that I can no longer bear to discuss politics. It seems impossible for me to express my thoughts and views the way I really want to express them. I do feel strongly about many things. But the words I choose convey completely different meanings than I intend. I was reading my Bible and found this scripture for myself. I think that it is what I have been trying to make my focus.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”. [Galatiaians 5:22-23].

Rather than stress or be distressed about why the discussions are not as Galatians states I decided awhile ago to try to always be the way Galatians describes. I fall short regularly. Sometimes I fall short spectacularly. But I long for the days when the virtues described in Galatians reign supreme in the land. Yes I am idealistic. Some may say unrealistic. But I am optimistic–yeh, a perennial optimist. I pray that the virtues of longsuffering, gentleness, meekness, and temperance spread in our particular venues. Remember, ‘you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar’ ;-). I really am loving the word longsuffering today. It is a really cool word.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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4 Responses to Scripture about the divisive climate-My post #262

  1. But . . . if everyone lived according to the fruit of the spirit, no one would have to be longsuffering . . . would they?

  2. hugmamma says:

    More and more amazing how truly in sync you and I are… šŸ™‚

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