cultivate love

Posted by on February 12, 2015 in soul food | Comments Off on cultivate love

culitvate love

 

“Love is the most perfect fruit of the Holy Spirit, and it emerges within one’s life after one cultivates all the other fruits enumerated by St. Paul in his letter to the Galatians (5: 22– 23): love, joy, peace , patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Authentic, divine love is a quality of the soul that manifests last, after the cultivation of all the other virtues, starting with self-mastery and self-control.”

Kyriacos C. Markides
Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality