II. F. Increase in the Life of God - Fruits of the Holy Spirit
F. Fruits of the Holy Spirit - Result from our cooperation with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Good
attitudes are formed which encourage us to practice the following:
۰ Charity Actions driven by love for God and neighbor.
۰ Joy Helps a person serve God cheerfully.
۰ Peace The mind is untroubled in face of spiritual or temporal trials.
۰ Patience Bear the trials of life with resignation to Gods will, not giving in to sadness.
۰ Benignity Kindness, gentleness, sympathy, wishing well for others.
۰ Goodness Something is pleasing because its worth and value flows from God.
۰ Long-suffering Christian endurance of evils over a long period of time out of love for God.
۰ Mildness Gentleness but not softness without strength.
۰ Faith Believe all that God has revealed because he can neither deceive nor be deceived.
۰ Modesty Moderation in all things, behavior and dress, respect for ones worth.
۰ Continence Voluntarily with ones partner abstain from legitimate marital intercourse.
۰ Chastity -
Single persons Exclude all indulgence in and voluntary pleasure from the sexual act.
Married persons Control of the sexual appetite according to right reason. Intercourse
between husband with lawful wife is chastity.