Sermon 1 in the year long Sermon Series:
Living By the Fruit of the Spirit
In Christian scripture–specifically in St. Paul’s letter to Galatians, chapter 5:verses 16-27–“The Fruit of the Spirit” is described. Paul is suggesting that Christians must live with “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” The Roman Catholic tradition follows the “Vulgate Version” of Galatians listing an expanded twelve fruits of the spirit: “charity, joy, peace, benignity (the quality of being benign), goodness, longanimity (forbearance), mildness, modesty, continency (self-control), and chastity“. Over the course of the 2017-2018 congregational year, I will be exploring the various “fruit of the spirit” from a Unitarian Universalist perspective…in a sermon about once a month…beginning with this Sunday when I will explore the first “Fruit of the Spirit“–Love.