In this short essay–Fruit of the Spirit by Gary Simpson–Simpson1 claims that there is only one fruit of the Spirit. That is love. Love is like a stem cell and takes on whatever form the recipient needs in the moment. This is the communal discernment that the Spirit empowers.
- Green, Joel B. Lapsley Jacqueline E. Miles Rebekah Verhey Allen. Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2011. [↩]