John 13:34-35 - "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples."
Love. Love is one thing you can't quite figure out nor define with such accuracy, but by the Grace of our God and by our own testimony we can understand what love is. I thought the 9 fruits are all variables that depends on each other, just like a simple math equation: Love(x)+Joy(x)+Peace(x)+ Patient(x)+ Kindness(x) + Goodness(x)+ Faithfulness(x) + Selfcontrol(x) +Gentleness(x) = Christ-like-ness. (let x be a degree of intensity of faith)
but really, Love is actually the outcome of that equation. If i'm lacking in Joy, i just need to love more..if i'm not at peace, i just need to love God more.. it's all about love and it's all i need. with love, i can have all the 9 fruits.
it's quite fascinating.