Thought for the Day – Saturday 19th September

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Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.

Matthew 12 : 33

Autumn is when trees become much more obvious to us as they change colour and some bear fruit. This year has been a good year for many trees with bumper crops but so much depends on weather.  If wind and rain blow the blossom before pollination then fruit will be few. Late frosts or extreme drought can all effect quality and quantity of fruit.

This verse uses the analogy of people reflect as a tree.

Like trees our roots effect our health, initially genetics but also as we grow and are nurtured. Conditions and situations effect how people become thrive and flourish much like trees.

How we care for each other and ourselves physically and psychologically like the gardener who cares and prunes the tree all effects our “yield “.

So be productive but kind today and everyone will see the True fruits of your labour.

Prayer: Dear Lord help us to be generous with you love. Help us to share our gifts you have given us and be generous with our time, money and talents.

Let us be productive in all aspects of our lives, always keeping you in mind and how we can truly reflect your love.

Action: Take a photo when you are out of a tree and enjoy Autumn colours or go for a walk and hear the sound of leaves crunching under your feet.