Friday, August 11, 2006

Friday Five: Bursting with Fruit Flavor

From the RevGalBlogPals Friday Five:

Reverendmother here...
On to the F5:
Well, those of us in the United States are on high alert for air travel. Thank heaven, it appears that a huge disaster has been averted. Meanwhile, dreadful conflicts continue in the Middle East and around the world. We here at RGBP certainly hope and pray for safety, peace and fullness of life for all the peoples of the world.

Galatians 5 describes the fruit of the Spirit. With all the sadness and despair out there, we certainly need it! So, the Friday Five is simple. Pick any five of the following attributes and go wherever the Spirit leads you... your choice! Suggestions: When have you experienced this attribute? When have you struggled with it? Or who embodies it for you?

Or if you're feeling light-hearted--just assign a fruit to each one. I think Generosity is a Banana, don't you?

Love
Joy
Peace
Patience
Kindness
Generosity
Faithfulness
Gentleness
Self-control

As always, let us know if you play.

What a fruit basket turnover we have here for the Friday five. I have even preached a sermon series on the fruits of the spirit. One of the most enjoyable and well received series I have done.

I seem to be in a child like mood today so I went here for Fruits of the Spirit as fruit.
Here is here suggestions: Love is strawberry(fruit of love), joy is pineapple(think of the happy smell), peace is watermelon(piece of... play on words), longsuffering or patience is lemon(have to eat it slowly), gentleness is peach(soft), goodness is banana(child's favorite fruit), (sorry reverend mother), faith is cherry(two together on a stem), meekness or kindness is grapes(good to share), temperance(self-control) is apple(garden of Eden).

This site has symbols for the fruits of the Spirit: Love's symbol is a heart, joy's is an angel, peace's symbol is a dove, patience's symbol is a camel/donkey, kindness' is a gift, goodness' is a star, faithfulness is a rainbow, gentleness is a lamb, self control is a stop sign.

3 comments:

the reverend mommy said...

I like lighthearted.
=o)

bythesea said...

Interesting that 3 of the fruits I decided to go with on my own match the ones on the list you found. :)

~~bythesea

Sally said...

I love the thought of cherries for faithfulness