We’ve been learning about sharing and bearing forth in our lives the fruit of the spirit for the past nine months. All of these important signs of the Spirit’s work in the world and in our lives are necessary parts of discipleship. Fruit is to be produced, enjoyed, and shared. Saying for instance, that you have gentleness, but you’re just not ready to use it yet, is like saying that you have bananas, but you’ll just eat them next month. You know what happens. Don’t be discouraged though – share your fruit now, even if you’ve been neglecting it. There’s always banana bread!