Papaya

Fruit (of the Spirit)

Yesterday I enjoyed eating part of a fresh papaya, something I haven’t had in a long time. I had forgotten how beautiful they are when cut open — the striking orange-y yellow with the glossy dark seeds in the middle — so I decided to take a photo.

This time of year is when locally grown fruits are still available, such as cantaloupe and watermelon. (I doubt papayas are grown locally.) In another month or so, we’ll be into apple picking season as well. And lots of pumpkins.

One of my personal goals is to eat more fruit. Less sugar, more fruit.

This then reminded me of the verse that talks about the fruit of the Spirit:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

I definitely need more of these things, and the world around us does, too.

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