Galatians 5:19, 22-23 (fruit of the Spirit)

15 Oct Galatians 5:19, 22-23 (fruit of the Spirit)

* Welcome God every morning before your work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith ( All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

Now the works of the flesh are obvious…In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:19, 22-23

Living Faith snippets: “Laws connect us to our ancestors, bringing order and clarity. Paul, an expert on the law, knew its limits. Rules can trap us and structure may eclipse meaning. The Spirit moves in surprising ways. From a troubled child, we learn patience and grace. In the midst of strife, peace becomes real. An ornery colleague calls me to kindness. Who taught us to be gentle? How did we finally give ourselves away? The fruit of the Spirit grows in many soils.” by Jeanne Schuler

Pat nuggets:
* Sean Dalton shared this acronym for keeping our faith alive, HABITS: Holy hour (prayer throughout the day), Accountability (Christian friends, tough love), Bible, Invest (weekly ministry involvement), Tell the Good News, Sacraments (Eucharist, Reconciliation). Sean is a regional director for FOCUS. “Nobody does a more dynamic job or reaching college students for Christ than FOCUS” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Denver. FOCUS has missionaries on 39 campuses and has led 150 men to the seminary and 40 women to the convent. FOCUS has been called the most powerful vocations organization in the Church. To support Sean’s mission work in changing culture for service to Christ, go to or call FOCUS at 303-551-7372.

40 Days for Life campaign (24 Sep to 2 Nov): Campaigns in 179 cities in 47 states (24/7 for 40 days). Please sign up to pray an hour in front your local abortion mill.
* Updates from the national director, David Bereit, at
* ProLife news:

Our Prayers: Abortion’s end, chastity, our enemies, our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, dementia, cancer cure, prisoners, leaders integrity, loss of loved ones, lack of faith
* Wednesday is “pray with your family night” (Rosary, Bible reading, etc)…the family that prays together (even if geographically separate), stays together.

Feast Day: Read about St. Teresa of Avila, the patron of headache sufferers (
Faith Quote: “Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.” by St. Teresa of Avila
Through Christ Our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* Today’s Bible readings at Reflection on readings at
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.’
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might lie as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Prayer to End Abortion.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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