Goodness is a fruit to be cultivated in the midst of a self-help culture. Three thoughts introduce the idea of goodness.
One, the consistent testimony in scripture that God alone is unequivocally good.
Two, if sin makes us incapable of goodness apart from God, as those created in His image, we possess the potential for goodness.
Three, knowing what counts for good can only be determined under the guidance of God’s Spirit.
We cultivate goodness by naming our sin, attending to God’s word, and imitation.
When leaders are characterized by goodness, self-awareness, upward attention, and outward activity cultivate this fruit.