I’ve never understood the idea that we must choose between spiritual gifts and spiritual fruit. They both originate with Him and depend on our cooperation.
fruit of the Spirit
The hobbit Pippin observes in Gandalf a glimpse of deep, stabilizing joy, a joy characteristic of good wizards—and good pastors—alike.
I’d like to ask pastors to consider cultivating gentleness in their leadership. Let me give you four reasons why, and then propose a road to get there.