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.