Actually, no. Brace yourselves, OK? There is one fruit of the Spirit, and that is Christ-likeness. The results of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives is that we should become like our Lord Himself in character. Attributes of that character include love, joy, peace, etc. Joy is NOT happiness. In fact, both happiness and comfort can get in the way of tasting that joy from God. Sometimes it is only when both happiness and comfort are removed from our lives that we become aware of something much deeper, something which is not affected by the circumstances of our lives but is rather a reflection of who we are in Christ: that deep security in Him for which the only right response is a quiet joy, knowing everything will be all right in the end. A joy that comes from our growing trust in our Lord and increased knowledge of Him. I wanted to mention this because of the mess the 'depression' thread became. The depression clergy and spouses can feel is not a result of not keeping their eyes on Christ, but of being given the entire burden of the church they are serving. It comes as a result of the exhaustion that comes from having a servant's heart in a church of takers, or mostly takers. It does not mean these people are not feeling the joy of the Lord in their depths, but it does mean that we have let them down, allowing them to get to the point of physical and mental exhaustion trying to do what needs to be done in a church. My own experience tends to show me that if you show me a depressed pastor who is honestly a born-again Christian, then you are also showing me a lazy congregation. On the flip side, however, I would also want to mention that a number of churches we have visited seem to have pastors that only preach to the non-believers on Sundays! Trying to make a case for Christ, or teach what salvation is. This is milk. And if all they do is feed milk to the congregation, then they oughtn't to expect more than a congregation of spiritual babies! There are two churches I am aware of within a 30 mile radius of where I live which have extraordinary pastors -- men who know how to pick up the beginners in a congregation and move the sermon along until they have also picked up the more mature in Christ and everyone has learned something and had a chance to be challenged to know Christ more. Two churches. And you know something? I feel incredibly blessed, for some places have none. I know I've picked up a lot of threads here, but instead of passing judgment on people who are feeling depressed, we need to see what we can do about it, if we are at all involved in the situation -- like being members of a church!