Daily Meditation - Saturday 13September 2008 - SOUND FOUNDATIONS


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[quote][FONT=Arial]Memorial
John Chrysostom

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Mass Readings & Meditation

Readings

Meditation

Why does Jesus set

** figs and grapes over against thorns and brambles?**
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*][LEFT] The fig tree was the favorite of all trees for the people of Palestine. [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]It symbolized fertility, peace, and prosperity. [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]Grapes, likewise, produced wine, the symbol of joy.[/LEFT]
*][LEFT] Thorns and brambles were only good for burning as fuel for the fire. [/LEFT]
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There’s a proverbial saying that you know a tree by its fruit. Likewise a person will produce good or bad fruit depending on what is sown in the heart.[/LEFT]

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*][LEFT] Charles Read said: “Sow an act and you reap a habit.[/LEFT]
*][LEFT] Sow a habit and you reap a character. [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”[/LEFT]
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Character, like fruit, doesn’t grow
Read on HERE[/LEFT]


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