Saturday, December 11, 2010

Producing Worthy Fruit

During last Sunday's sermon, our pastor kept coming back to the idea of worthy fruit. Can people see God in us? Are we producing fruits worthy of repentence?

I'm a poet, so I immediately started sketching some ideas:

grapefruits of honesty

watermelons of kindness

papayas of prayer

apples of loyalty

a million cherries of generosity

pears of rootedness

pomegranate seeds of justice

mangoes of charity

I could go on this way for a very long time. What would Christianity be without fruit metaphors?