action fruit

Saturday May 27th, John 15: 16 “You didn't choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won't spoil. The decision theology of most of Protestantism aside, we did not choose God, make a decision to follow Jesus, any more than your children “choose” to be your children. We simply woke up one day to the reality that God chose us. And what God chose for us to do about that is to bear fruit. Fruit of the spirit, fruits of love, fruits of our labor, fruits that provide nourishment and sustenance and growth among the children of God, fruits that help the children and especially the adults in our midst to maintain a healthy diet. From Jesus point of view, what is that fruit that won’t spoil? Is it more weapons? Program cuts for the poor? Jesus chose us as emissaries not mercenaries, and yet, we have all too often let the message of God’s love slide away from us through our silence and inaction. Perhaps it is time for emissary action in a world, a whole world, God has called good.


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