Fruit is supposed to be seasonal, but are we seasonal too?
This time of year on the East Coast, the final cold days are melting away and the warm weather has arrived to stay. With this weather change comes the seasonal rotation of fruits for this time of year. It makes me think of Jesus talking today about “bearing good fruit.”
Yes, we want good fruit when we go shopping, but it’s also what we want our lives to be about. Just like the different growing seasons, we have different seasons of our lives. Some of us might be grandparents, some of us might be new parents, some of us might be students or graduates or somewhere in between. Are we planting good seeds and growing good fruit all days, or just some days? Are there phases of our lives we neglect our efforts and let our fruit go bad?
The key is to unite our families in Christ, who leads and nourishes us each day as we celebrate and give thanks for the good fruit in our lives.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!