Bad Apples. Every barrel (read: Church) may have one or two, don’t be that one.
Sour Grapes. Don’t let the rainy days of life ruin your outlook.
Thick melons. Think: Stubborness. Be open to fresh ideas.
Boo Berries. Be a cheerleader not a grump, grouch or grinch.
Bitter Herbs. Are herbs fruit? I don’t know. It’s my list. Don’t be bitter.
Rotten Tomatoes. Tomato is a fruit and people with rotten attitudes are no fun.
Top Bananas. You need not be first, best or champ. Be faithful.
Cherry Picked. We are all special – not one over the other. All have been extended the invitation to follow Jesus.
Lemonhead. Don’t look and act like you are sucking the life out of room. Be a joy.
Instead of those fruits, be a peach. Cool as a cucumber. OK, technically a cucumber is not a fruit. You probably are not a botanist so does it matter? You are the apple of God’s eye. Life might not always be a bowl of cherries, but give a fig and go bananas. You’ve got a plum assignment: Love God. Love people.
P.S. Can you tell Fruit of the Spirit sermon series is coming? It is. Starting on January 29.