Sunday morning on the streets and I’m offering free fruit.

I love the simplicity of what we do at The Light Project- we have a message to share, so how can we share it so that people can connect with it.

This morning I took the role of fruit market stall evangelist and gave out a few hundred pieces of fruit. There were 9 different sorts, apples, plums, pomegranates, bananas, lemons, oranges, pineapples, melons and kiwis. This represented this fruit of the spirit… Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfullness, gentleness and self control. (don’t worry you don’t have to match which one went with what fruit!)

I was struck as to how many people connected with what we were doing. Some people commented that they needed more peace so asked for an apple with a label on it that stated ‘peace.’ Others just filled their arms with as much fruit as they could carry. Most of all people connected with the gesture and were just chuffed to receive a piece of fruit for free. They left my strange fruit stall with a smile on their faces. One or two people simply cried as we spoke with them about the kindness and love of God and the gifts that we can have for him.

I shall reflect on this St St more and write more on it too.

6 thoughts on “Sunday morning on the streets and I’m offering free fruit.

  1. What is striking me about all these creative forms of street evangelism, is that folk are not on the whole against us, actually there is a surprising amount of willingness to engage, when & if we go out in the right way… reminds me of comments by Rob Bell & the Nooma DVD, “Bullhorn”…

  2. Hi Chris,

    You might feel this is entirely missing the point, but I have to ask whether those bananas were Fairtrade ? They don’t look like it from the picture.

    I would question whether it is consistent to give away bananas from a box marked, ‘Love’, ‘Kindness’, when these bananas may well have been picked by children as young as 12, in unsafe working conditions, exposed to powerful chemicals and where they receive a pittance in return.

    Surely it would be better to use Fairtrade bananas, oranges and other fruit wherever possible, to enhance the message of the good gifts of God’s creation and God’s Spirit ?

    Yours in the love of Christ,
    Colin

    • Colin,

      Thank you for that challenge. No excuses. I have taken note to ensure all fruit/goods/food/ in the future is fairtrade. Good challenge.

      With thanks,

      Chris

  3. well…We did Get in the Picture and had some 45 non-Church people coming for photographs in our Market Square and generated a lot of interest. This could be next…..I have forwarded it to our Evangelism Deacon!!

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