The scripture for today, May 22 (5/22), is Galatians 5:22f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”
There are some people in the world who call people who practice these traits “losers.” They distrust people who love everyone, are kind to everyone and are always happy. “People like that are not for real.” They believe you have to stick up for yourself and get ahead of the pack or the world will trample you and pass you by.
They are a lot like drivers out on a highway who think they have to pass every car. Once they do, there is usually a brief period when they are ahead of all the others. But soon they catch up with another pack of cars and begin all over again to pass every one, to get ahead of the pack. And so, it happens over and over endlessly. They never relax, for they are never ahead of the others for very long.
Today, relax a little. Exercise patience and self-control. There is no law against slowing down. And in the process find gentleness and find peace.
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