Recognizing the Orange Tree

        Galatians 5: 22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”   “Check out the orange tree in my backyard,” your friend says. Following her out the door, you see dozens of trees. Which one is the orange tree? you wonder. While a botanist might know it by its leaves and branches, you will know the orange tree for sure if you see oranges hanging all over it. Similarly, others know you’re a Christian by seeing the way you act or react when things happen in your life—good and …