Today’s Reading Matthew 5:1 – Matthew 15:39
By the time you read this, my wife and I will be in Florida. I should have a glass of fresh Florida Orange juice in my hands. I missed that juice. It has been a couple of years since we were able to go down to Florida. Of all the things that I have missed, and that includes Mickey Mouse, orange juice is top on the list.
There is nothing quite like it for me. It is sweet. It smells great. It is the perfect complement to a nice cup of morning coffee. I love it. Hopefully when we get there the refrigerator will be filled with that golden orange goodness. Mmmm.
In today’s reading, we are reminded of the importance of good fruit. Jesus points out that a good tree provides good fruit. A bad tree? Well that fruit isn’t as good. Our words…our actions…these are the signs of the type of foundation we have.
When people spend time with you, what do they see? When they hang out with you, what do they hear? Are your actions, the actions that show your foundation based on God or do they betray a shaky foundation? What kind of fruit do you produce?
These words from Mother Theresa are powerful: