WORLD - Heavenly messengers confirmed Thursday the addition of a tenth fruit of the Spirit which is to be added to the list of traits in the book of Galatians that characterizes believers in Christ: the inner-wrist tattoo.
The new text of Galatians Chapter 5, verses 22 and 23 will now read: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and an inner-wrist tattoo; against such things there is no law."
The angelic messenger revealed to reporters that this type of tattoo has been a bellwether of true Christianity for at least a decade.
"We almost went with Christian-fish car decals, but the inner-wrist tattoo won out as unmistakable fruit of a true believer. Especially if it's in Hebrew - something like 'It is well,' 'Redeemed,' or 'Child of the King.' Or even just a basic cross works, if you're boring," the figured clothed in brilliant light said in a morning press conference. "The location is critical, as it can be hidden with long sleeves when formality requires, but anytime the Jesus-follower wears a Tee shirt or even just slightly rolls his or her sleeves up - boom, everyone knows how hardcore their faith is."
At publishing time, the messenger confirmed that foot tattoos on females would suffice as well.