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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 5, 2020

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MONDAY, October 5

Luke 6:43 No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit.

Peaches are my favorite fruit. When my husband and I had been married about ten years, we took a trip together. When we got to our guest casita at a New Mexico hot springs, we began to unload the car. I handed him a peach that we had bought at a roadside stand, warning him to be careful not to bruise it. When I got into the room, it sat on a paper towel on the desk, with a note scrawled on the paper towel: Caution! Peach!

My husband understands how important good fruit is to me. Good fruit is important to Jesus too. He understands that the best indicator of the state of our heart is the treasure (or garbage) that comes from our mouths.

The memory of a perfect peach is a treasure of my heart, as are memories and thoughts of precious people and events in my life. Our hearts also hold less tangible treasures, like our attitudes, perspectives, and assessments—about ourselves, others, and all of creation.

MOVING FORWARD: Pack an extra piece of fruit to share with a friend.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Navajoland Area Mission, Aipo Rongo (Papua New Guinea), and Ajayi Crowther (Nigeria)

Ps 106:1-18 * 106:19-48 | Hosea 14:1-9 | Acts 22:30—23:11 | Luke 6:39-49



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