Ian Bailey (North Carolina)
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Jesus said, “Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.” - Luke 6:44 (NIV)
Before I set out on the path to ministry, church members on a discernment board had to answer questions about me regarding my faith. Among the questions was this one: Does Ian have fruit? I had never really understood what Jesus meant in the verse quoted above, but this question...
What “fruit” do I want others to see in me today?
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”