Where it gets complicated in the life of a congregation is when we begin to believe that we know the correct way to do something and are unable to recognize that God has given each of us unique visions and insights into leadership. And this is where the fruits of the Spirit come in; they are offered to us all and the help immeasurably in the utilization of our gifts of the Spirit.
To Paul the fruits of the Spirit are both the glue that keeps the community together and also the healing salve that is needed when conflict arises.
Prayer: Come Holy Spirit come, move in and among my community of faith, stir us and awaken us to Your call in our community today. Amen.