It seems strange that in an age when we can reach the moon, bounce signals off far planets, and receive pictures from whirling satellites we have some much difficulty communicating tenderness to those around us. We live in a very aggressive society, Last week the news talked about an older man who jumped on the hood of a car in an act of road rage. The car then sped off down the interstate with the man holding onto the hood for dear life. They were eventually stopped when some of the cars around them forced the car off the road (both people were arrested. We see the movement to stop bullying in our schools, and the constant “me” attitude that permeates our culture. How do we fight the temptation to get caught up in the teachings and practices of our culture? That is where the Fruit of the Spirit comes in, His ministry is characterized by our ability to show kindness to those around us. The gentle heart will weep over the sins of the bad as well as the sacrifices of the good. If a believer lacks tenderness and gentleness, they will be unable to demonstrate the difference that they the with the world. This kindness washes away all that is harsh and austere, and what is left is enduring love. Jesus says in John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. This is the work of the Holy Spirit that aids us in our desire to do this.