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Goodness can be defined as the state or quality of being good; defined by positive traits such as moral excellence; honesty; kindness; generosity. Goodness is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. It refers to the virtue of being good of mind and spirit that ethical people strive to attain.

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them, while Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) lists nine.