The Bible teach us to live the spiritual gifts, to sow in the spirit as is explained in Galatians 6:8: "Who sows in the spirit, will from the spirit reap eternal life". Those who live according to the spirit are free from the Law of Moses: "We have been released from the Law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code", Romans 7:6. The spiritual gifts are perfections, excellences, perfect virtues: "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect", Matthew 5:48.
The seven gifts of the spirit are: Fear of God (constancy, firmness, devotion, equanimity), mercy (kindness, affability, benevolence), the spiritual gift of fortitude or continuous improvement, the spiritual gift of counsel (listen, meditate, decide), the gift of wisdom , the gift of knowldge (progressive thinking), the gift of discernment.
To sow in the spirit is to acquire wisdom, to retain it that is to say to keep it always present and put it into practice with constancy, the constancy is the spiritual gift of Fear of the Lord or Serenity as the parable of the sower explains. Sowing in the spirit is also seeking the correct and the best, the correct thing by the gift of counsel and the best by the perseverance and the golden rule.
The goal of the spiritual life are: holiness, eternal life ("this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God", John 17:3) and communion as is expressed in the Acts of the Apostles:
"All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had". Acts 4:32
Communion means "life in common", it is the concretion of the commandment of love (love your neighbor as yourself, Matthew 22:39) and it is intimately associated with the fruits of the spirit, accompanies and perfects them; the communion is a bliss, a maturation, a social fruit. The communion is more than common good, it implies concord, that is political friendship (Aristotle) or friendship between people as citizens of the same community, communion implies that people do not have needs and are governed by the wisest, the spiritual men: "The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment", 1 Corinthians 2:15.
The communion is a fundamentally an ethical or spiritual concept and has its correlate in the Eucharist, it is not the result of repentance or forgiveness, or the administration of a particular rite, but of a decision of the people to live in that way, united to a certain grace or gift.
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