By Their Fruits We Will Know Them

“You can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those who can do nothing for them. (This quote has been attributed to many people.)

We can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat the living divinity residing in the soul. What kind of person would oppose the goodness that comprises your inner life? By answering that question you already know how easily it is to determine the character of others. The next question to answer is what kind of person welcomes the divine qualities of your soul? The answer to that question also reveals how easy it is to judge the character of a person by how they relate to the inward deity. We all have various degrees of spiritual fruitfulness living in us and we know the character of others by whether they contribute or take away from that good fruit. Very simply, a person who welcomes a smile and all the positive energy that comes with it is quite different in character from someone who seems to always take that joyful smile away. That is also the same for the spirit of peace. We would hope that people are hospitable to the qualities of a peacemaker but some people tend to incite hostile attitudes. From that, it’s very easy to distinguish the nature of the person by how they relate to that tranquility of inner life. Also, some issues seem to center around the sanctity of life. Within that issue we can decipher the ones who purposely attack the right of others to exist and those making a sincere effort to share a passionate desire to instill a respect for life. When there is praise for shining a light on the divine worth permeating humanity then we know we are in the presence of a person with a noble character full of honorable intentions. But, when someone attempts to belittle others to blind them to their divine worth then we know the character of that person is dastardly. If I were to sum this up, I would simply say one type of person will relate well to the positive energy flowing through what you say and do. In contrast, another type of person makes ill-intended efforts to induce negative energy in your attitudes and behaviors. By their fruits we know how they relate to the divinity of the soul.

We can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat the softness of the spiritual fruit. The relationship a person, or group of people, has to the fruitfulness of our inner life says a lot about their character. If someone does not allow love to blossom in their own spirit then how could we expect them to relate to the spirit of love in others? Definitely, the character of a person becomes very visible in the light of the spiritual fruit. A disrespectful attitude to the qualities of kindness and goodwill would make a person respond to charitable establishments and philanthropists with cruel attitudes full of ill-intentions. Likewise, it is all too common the knowledge we have of violence, aggression, and harshness of those having no regard for the traits giving people the spirit of peace, meekness, and gentleness. We usually use terms such as “tyrants,” “instigators,” or “terrorists,” to describe the character of people who oppose the serenity existing in the community and inner life of others. Furthermore, what kind of person would want others to be full of sadness, pessimism, despair, and evilness? We would immediately say the character of that person is dishonorable and it would be someone we would want to disassociate ourselves from. Even then, when people do not allow the good fruit of joy, goodness, and faith to live within their own soul then they are disseminating an ominous, dark, and pessimistic mood into their environment. Moreover, fatalities, out of control behaviors, and reckless impulsiveness comes about from situations that cause us to lose our desire to persevere in life, to berate the value of patience, or to mock self-control. But, if a person is hostile to the spirit of patience, self-control, and perseverance in others then they are contributing to the abrupt destruction of people within the community. The character of that person would be known in undesirable or unfruitful terms. However, the character of a spiritually fruitful person is full of kindness, goodwill, meekness, gentleness, joy, goodness, patience, self-control, love, peace, faith, and perseverance. By their fruits we know their attitudes towards the fruitfulness of inner life.

We can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those with health needs. There are many various health needs that people have which comprise mental, emotional, and physical concerns. How a person responds to someone suffering mental stress, emotional turmoil, or physical pain says a lot about who they are as a person. What type of person would add anguish to conflicted thought processes, or more turmoil to emotional storms, or neglect to attend to someone’s bodily pain? That would be a person of malicious intent who has no regard for others’ well being. In contrast, a person with a fruitful character would want to comfort those suffering mental, emotional, or physical turmoil. Very apparently, we know one another by the fruits that blossom. Further, every human life has need of water, nutrition, oxygen, sleep for rejuvenation, to eliminate waste, and to live in sanitary conditions. A person whose character is full of spiritual fruitfulness would respond to those basic needs by providing input into the body that contributes to healthy functioning. However, an unfruitful character pollutes the body with foods and drinks that tear the body down or otherwise alters a persons ability to function appropriately. That is the same way with oxygen. Someone who corrupts the body’s need for oxygen with smoke and even mood altering smokes is not considering your best interest regarding mental, emotional, and physical health. Moreover, having our sleep constantly interrupted, or experiencing rude interruptions when trying to eliminate, or being forced to live in filth are other signs of an unfruitful and malicious character. Because we can judge a person’s character by how they relate to fruitful behaviors we need to develop with the fruit of patience, self-control, and perseverance. We need patience when we know the person is deliberately putting a hold on things necessary to comfort us. Likewise, we need self-control to control the anguish we might feel when we know a malicious character is attempting to inflame us with friction. Moreover, we need to persevere from the fruitfulness of our inner life when we know a dastardly individual is hostile to those divine fruit. By their fruits we know how they relate to others’ health needs.

We can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those with security needs. If a person is in an environment they feel insecure, unsafe, or uncomfortable in, how would you relate to that individual? Would you want them to see hostility towards one another or to hear abrupt noises making them feel they could be exposed to bodily harm? Someone who adds to a persons sense of fear for the purpose of posing as a protector is quite a malicious and dastardly character. A fruitful character who cares about your feelings of safety will comfort you in ways to soothe your fears by making the environment pleasant in what you see, hear, feel, taste, or even smell. An unsavory individual does not relate well to the spirit of tranquility but comes across as being capable of inflicting harm by being harsh and intimidatingly assertive. Alternatively, a person who relates well to a serene spirit conveys the spirit of meekness, gentleness, and peace. In this light, we can judge a persons’ character to know how they will treat the security needs of those in the community, home, and from day to day. By their fruits we will know their relationship to a safe and secure environment.

We can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those with social needs. We all know of, heard about, or otherwise are familiar with people who are alone, bullied, or have no desirable social network. How do we relate to people who seem to be ostracized by their surrounding peers? The answer to that question begins to reveal the nature of our character. A person who relates well to fruitful social qualities will bring love, wholesome intimacy and tolerance to convey a sense of belonging to those who seem to be shunned. By their fruits we will know them. However, those who shun people who are already “down and out” socially do not relate well to civil social qualities. In fact, their character would be known among those of ill-repute who apparently has malicious intent to those who need fruitful comfort from others. Who else would treat a socially despairing person with hatefulness, exclusion, sexual abuses, and intolerance? In this light, we comprehend why we judge a person corresponding to how they relate to spiritual fruitfulness within social interactions. By the fruits of love, goodwill, and kindness we know those who feel compassion, charity, and benevolence relating to a persons’ need for a desirable place of belonging.

We can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those who are blind to their divine worth. There are some people who do not have a clear focus relating to the divinity that is working within the soul. They are blind to the supreme being that offers spiritual fruitfulness to comfort the mind and emotions to result in positive behaviors. What kind of person would desolate that inner fruit to unsettle a person to commit unfruitful and primitive acts? The answer to that question enables us to see how easy it is to judge the character of people relating to the divinity of our inner life. Likewise, it’s a pleasure to feel at peace within our egos regardless of our worldly circumstances, but quite tragic for someone to ridicule us to cause turmoil in our self-esteem. An honorable person contributes to a sense of constructive self-worth, while a malicious character incites regret, shame, and self-destruction. One of the most important parts of our ego is the desire to live and to honor the sanctity of our own life, but quite another thing for someone to say human life is of no worth. For someone to cherish our life is an honorable achievement, but contributing to the death of someone by making them feel their life is useless is dastardly. Some dastardly individuals attack that inward desire for life by blinding a person to their divine worth. When we realize the deity of the universe is working within our soul and we feel that presence, it adds much to the respect we have for ourselves and the respect we show to others. In essence, because we know the value we have to the divinity that permeates humanity then we welcome the positive energy of optimism to flow through what we say and do. However, people with a mean-spirited character attack the joy and goodness of inner life to induce a pessimistic and sad atmosphere, which eventually results in negative consequences. Very clearly, by their fruits we will know their attitude to the light of our divine worth.

We can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat the expression of someone’s identity. Flowing from within a person is the desire to express themselves according to positive attitudes. They desire to speak words full of edification and optimism while simultaneously performing deeds that help them to shine with a positive reflection on who they are as a person. A person of noble character would allow the person to communicate positive energy to stimulate others to share those same inspirations. In contrast, a person of questionable character would suppress the fruitfulness in a persons words while simultaneously prohibiting the expression of constructive energy in behaviors. In other words, the malicious character is inducing negativism in the self-expression of someone’s identity to incite pessimism, evilness, and despair in what is communicated or done to others in the community. However, the noble character focuses on allowing the fruit of joy, goodness, and faith to flow from a person’s inner life to permeate the atmosphere in the social surroundings. By their fruits we will know how they relate to the fruitful communication of someone’s identity.

There are causative agents that seek to prohibit the ability to judge someone’s character by how they treat others. They want to deny the ability to relate the divine fruit of the soul to the behaviors shown towards other people. Although they use anger, debates, friction, and conflict they do not want to be judged as someone who is hostile to the spirit of peace, serenity, and tranquility of someone’s inner life. To avoid a negative judgment on their character they will engage you into conversation, as a negotiating tool, with the intent of usurping your inner goodness to solicit a fruitful perspective of their character. In actuality, they will probably leave your noble character more depressed, sad, or pessimistic about the encounter due to the uneven exchange that their malicious character demands. Even so, we know that how we relate to the divinity of the soul and the blossoms of the spiritual fruit will shine a light on our character. By the fruits that blossom we will know the nature of those we encounter from day to day.

There are populations of people who do not want their character to be judged on how they relate to the divine inner fruit. The attitudes exiting those reservoirs include a sense of self-righteousness in their words while verbally degrading your goodness. With that, their behaviors are arrogantly aggressive to intimidate the civil blossoms of your inner life while exerting their dominance. The attitudes in their words and deeds serve to prohibit judgments coming through the spiritual fruit while asserting their right to “be.” Those attitudes transfer directly through people who are controlling and intend to inhibit any light from shining on their malicious conduct towards the spirit of love, peace, faith, and perseverance. Indirectly, those attitudes flow through people who do not want their indiscretions to become apparent when in the presence of civil qualities.

The attitude of trying to hide from the judgments coming through spiritual fruitfulness enter us through our sense of worth and the desire for acceptance from others. It is very humiliating, humbling, and induces ridicule to be thought of as a mean, hateful, depressing, or rude person. For that reason, we will shield ourselves from the light flowing through kind, loving, joyful, and pleasant individuals. With that, we do not want it to be known that we associate with people whose attitudes contribute to the ills of society, family dysfunction, or sour relations with acquaintances. Therefore, we intend to oppose the light flowing from community groups or populations of people who exist with cohesive and fruitful bonds. It’s a common awareness that by our fruits we are known. Even then, some people attempt to hide their malicious character by attacks on the spiritual fruitfulness of inner life. Those susceptible of rejecting judgments coming from a civilly wholesome spirit are unsure of what they feel, think, or want to do relating to deeds of kindness to bring happiness and hope to those they meet. Whether good or malicious, they avoid the knowledge others have of them relating to divine civil qualities.

We can interrupt the cycle of opposing the judgments of how we treat others relating to the spiritual fruit. We do that by allowing soft, tender, and moist fruits to flow through us as we interact with one another. By living from the moistness of our inner life we will discover that we follow a path of peace, meekness, goodwill, joy, patience, and self-control. We become compassionate in our judgments but simultaneously discover guidance to lead us in our comings, goings, and other interactions with those we meet from day to day.

We can assess that we can judge the character of a person by how they treat others who can do nothing for them. The diagnosis is that some people do not want us to judge their character by how they relate to divine qualities. Even so, we plan to judge people according to how they correspond to attributes such as compassion, charity, hope, and faith. We implement that plan by judging how someone treats the spiritual and physical needs of people who seem to have nothing to offer society. We know we are successful in our judgments when kindness, peace, joy, and perseverance blossom in our response to those who can do nothing for us.

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