Fruit of the Spirit

Envy, strife, deadly thoughts and frenzy fill the world,
But there is another way, some say, for a brighter day:
Love from above, and joy, peace and increase of charity
Without disparity in clarity of the knowing of equality
Among all without recall of division and cruel derision

Love is the wellspring from which flows the life stream
In dream of better, brighter days, new and lighter ways,
As the Spirit fills the vacuum with the values of heaven
To leaven the loaf of humanity in calamity of confusion
And profusion of lies that fly by day and night to blight

Florid garden grows among horrid weeds of wickedness,
Flourishing along the stream that nourishes new life
Amid the strife of earth, strong and true under blue
Of sky so high where we may now mount and freely fly,
Liberated from cancer of death in answer to the call.


Note: Originally published in June 2016, now being republished for the enjoyment of new reader-followers. Blessings to one and all!

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14 thoughts on “Fruit of the Spirit

  1. I loved and enjoyed the triumphant tone of this poem. Yes, this is a fallen world, but even though the flesh is weak, the Spirit is strong.
    Very well orchestrated and a strong profession of your faith.
    🙂 Dajena

    1. You are so right, Dajena: The flesh is weak, but greater is the One who lives in us than the one who lives in the world, and through Christ we can do all things! 🙂

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