Sunday, December 9, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent and Fruit

During Advent we wait for Christ and prepare our homes.

One of the ways we prepare is to serve special fruits with our meals.

Cranberry garland on a Christmas tree, or cranberry sauce with a meal 
 is an example of a holiday fruit.
Oranges, pineapples, and apples are also traditional holiday fruits
used at meals, in decor, or given in baskets, not just in Colonial times,

but even today.

My dad, who is well into his seventies today, used

to just receive an orange in his Christmas stocking when he was a small child.

Money was not to be had in his little coastal town.

In the history of the Church,
fruits used at Christmas are truly symbolic of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Some of these fruits are
Joy and Patience,
Suffering and Faith.
Let's be fruitful during this Christmas season...
We can be joyful and extra patient,
even in the hustle and bustle of life's traffic,
and we can pray for those who are suffering.
Have a peaceful week!
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Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Thanks for the reminder of the symbolism of fruit during this holy season! We always received oranges under our Christmas tree when I was young, and now I do the same for my kids :o).

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful take on the fruits of the spirit, Andrea. You do such a good job of putting things in the proper perspective. Blessings to you and your sweet family- xo Diana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

A beautiful post! Your rosary has lovely detail. My mom was one of 12 children and an orange, a tiny doll and candy was their gift too, except from a wealthy aunt who mailed them a gift. Her favourite, circa 1936, was a real fur muff and a copy of Black Beauty. She was so proud of them.

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