Jesus reminds us today:
"Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Just so, every good tree bears good fruit,
and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,
nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down
and thrown into the fire.
So by their fruits you will know them."
We can discern the presence of God's Spirit in our lives by the fruits of our behavior. In his Letter to the Galatians Saint Paul names the fruits of God's Spirit -
Photograph by Brother Brian.