READ : Galatians 5:22-26
“If you plant a bean, then you will harvest only beans, not grapes or strawberries.” This is an old Korean proverb. God gave us new life through Jesus Christ and planted special seeds of forgiveness and love in our hearts. What fruit will we bear in our daily lives?
In the Gospel of John Jesus tells us a parable. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. You are the branches. Those who abide in me bear much fruit” (John 15:1,5). According to this passage our life source is Jesus Christ.
Bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit is not a matter of our own efforts. The possibility of bearing fruit comes from Jesus who is our source of life. He makes it possible for us to produce much fruit.
Bearing good fruit among friends and at home is not easy. We have to get power and energy to open our minds through our source of life, Jesus Christ. We should remind ourselves, “I am weak and poor. But I will be rich in spiritual fruits.”
Dear Lord, help us to bear the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Make us rich in kindness and strong in faith. Amen.