Hi ladies! I hope you’ve had a great summer, and are having a good week in school! I had a crazy summer, and didn’t have much time to post, for which I most sincerely apologize!
So, our next fruit is goodness. I know it’s been a while since the last one (sorry!), but kindness and goodness, I feel, go along the same lines.
Definition of GOODNESS: moral excellence, virtue; generosity; kindly feeling.
Goodness is a hard one to describe, but I think goodness is basically giving grace to those around you. It’s not judging people because their lives may not be orderly and virtuous (after all, nobody’s lives are!), but loving on them because God loves them.
I’ll be honest, goodness is hard! Especially for me, since I tend to let my pride get in the way of kindness and grace towards others.
Again, goodness and kindness are similar, but goodness is important because 1) it’s really comforting to someone who has had a hard week, and 2) it really reflects Christ. If we give grace to those around us who may not even be Christians, it is an awesome reflection of our Savior, who loved us so much that He died for us!
So, here is one way to show goodness:
- Ask people you meet about their week. Take time to listen, as we all know how it feels to be able to pour out your week’s joys and sorrows to someone!
Have a great day! 🙂