FRUITS of the HOLY SPIRIT

As we grow, live our lives and continue our spiritual journey, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit given at Baptism along with the practice of the Virtues produces the Fruits of the Holy Spirit  to enjoy our lives.

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

  • CHARITY

  • CHASTITY

  • FAITHFULNESS

  • GENEROSITY

  • GOODNESS

  • HUMILITY

  • JOY

  • KINDNESS

  • LONG SUFFERING

  • LOVE

  • MODESTY

  • PEACE

  • PATIENCE 

  • SELF CONTROL

Matthew Kelly (Best Way to Live) teaches that there are two principles that rule our lives: The Pleasure Principle and the Happiness Principle. The Pleasure Principle states that the joy and pleasure  we receive from doing something cannot by sustained. A few good examples are the joy of eating your favorite chocolate, the thrill of a carnival ride, a first kiss, or even the first fruits of a garden.  All these things come and go, While we have a memory, the feeling  cannot be sustained. 

On the other hand, the Happiness Principle 

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