How can I better “Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit?”
Throughout the year I would like for us to consider the fruit of the Holy Spirit as enumerated in Galatians chapter 5. The first fruit of the Holy Spirit mentioned by Saint Paul is Love.
Love is divine charity. The life of grace in our souls. It is not what we feel, it is what we live. It is what makes us who we are as sons and daughters of the King!
We all must ask ourselves frequently, “Is this ________ leading me to greater charity?” If the answer is no, and if the _____ is leading us to more works of the flesh as described by Saint Paul, then we need surgery. Cut it out of your life.
Each of us is given sufficient grace by God to live our vocations. If you ask Jesus what draws you to Him, expect that he will answer. And it will likely start with a recognition of the things in your life which are leading you away from the life of Love.
Please fill in that blank, and honestly ask yourself the question. Then you will better live and walk by His power.