Good Fruit

Today’s guest quote is by Brian McLaren, from A New Kind of Christianity:

We pray that God will create something new and beautiful in and among us for the good of all creation and to the glory of the living God. What we need is not simply a new way of thinking, although our quest leads deep into and through the mind. We also need a new way of being, a new inner ecology, a new spirituality that does more than make us opinionated or fastidious, but that renders our souls an orchard of trees bearing good fruit, rooted in who we are before God and who we are becoming in God. We are seeking to be people of “orthopathy” in whom the deep orientation or attitudes or feelings (pathos) of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control blossom and bear fruit.