Personal Reflection / Growth Group Question
What do people want from a fruit tree? They want the fruit. They want the fruit not the branches, leaves, trunk or roots. Yet sometimes we show our love by defending our roots (the traditions of the church), protecting our trunk (core values), and maintaining the branches (favorite ministries or traditions).
1. Can you think of examples you have seen in church in general or at our church specifically that show us defending our roots, protecting our trunk, and maintaining our branches?
2. Do you agree that this is how Jesus would want us to show love?
3. Why does it seem so much easier to protect ourselves than offer fruit?