Bouwsma on the Fruits of Faith

Mosaic in St. Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai

[T]he fruits of faith are not at all startling in this world…. The fruits of faith are not led into the city with twenty-seven or thirty-nine trombones. They come in on pussy-feet. They are quiet. They are the tender virtues: “Put on therefore, as God’s elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye; and above all these things put on love which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts to which also you were called in one body: and be ye thankful.”

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