Bearing Fruit 
by Carolyn Crowell, To Touch the Mystery: Poetry for the Journey of Life. Carolyn is an educator, minister, theologian and writer in The United Church of Canada. She writes poems that reflect the presence of the Spirit in everyday life. Learn more and how to purchase her book at her website: To Touch the Mystery

apples ripen on the tree
wheat matures from seed
harvests bear fruit in their season
the cycle of life goes on

born into humanity
nurtured in love
we grow
mature
and bear fruit

parents and friends
nourish our growth
support us
and challenge us

they are there in joy
there are there in need
we are rooted in life-giving soil

give thanks for life
each precious day
a wondrous gift

to give and to receive
to love and to care
to laugh and go on

the gift is life itself.

What is something you witnessed recently that reminds you that life is gift?

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