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Sunday, March 05, 2006


Sunday Post ~ "Love is a fruit in season at all times and within the reach of every hand." -- Mother Teresa

Galatians 5:22-23

file under: &Sunday Post

30 heads are better than one . . .

Blogger Squirl said...

Some people just don't recognize that fruit and so don't reach out for it. But it's ALWAYS there.

Thank you Susie, and Happy Sunday!

Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Always there... ready to darken and ferment in your hand and leak all over your pants.

Blogger Susie said...

squirl, I will always reach for your fruit ;) Happy Sunday to you, my sister.

mr.b, um . . . that's what you get for wearing pants . . . love leaking all over . . . he says that like it's a BAD thing . . .

Blogger hellokittn said...

Now THAT's what I'm talkin about. Wooot!

Blogger abcd said...

Well I like fruit especially oranges.
I decided your blog should be the first one I visit (not counting Debs).
I know you will go to church today.
Jibber-jabber with God, 'bout Deb.

And since you are my "seester" as
we would say I have a present for you.

A quote and a song.

First the quote. I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. That's by your
same friend "Mother T".

And now your song I had a hard time
deciding what I would sing. I thought I "best not do anything to
risque on Sunday".

'Cause you got to have friends.
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, friends.
That's right you, oh you, yeah you,
I said you gotta have some friends,
I'm talkin' about friends, that's right, friends.
Friends, friends, friends.

I sang that right on key with my
Mr. Mike.

Eat oranges, candy, cake, and
crepes today. It's that kind of day.

who is known on another site as the
Yiddish Yoda Master

Blogger Closet Metro said...

Apparently Mother Teresa had more progressive views than the rest of the Church.

Blogger Susie said...

chchchchia, I knew you'd appreciate my oranges :)

shoshie the YYM, I love Mother T. And you, too. And I will do my best to eat all of those yummy things today. I like this assignment :) And yes, you do gotta have friends, my friend.

closet metro, well, yes, she did. I cannot tell whether you're being theological or lewd; but that's OK, they are not mutually exclusive here ;)

Blogger Jim said...

I like the photo - y'see, I'm an expert on fruit.

Nice quote and passage. Not so sure about the self-control thing, tho. Especially when it comes to fruit.

Blogger WILLIAM said...

Susie, your oranges look very firm to me:)

Happy Sunday.
When I first read the swlf comment I read the quote as MISTER T and I thought wow, I pity the fools that don't listen to that and then I realized it was Mother Teresa and than I realized I was the fool to be pitied.

I like the Bible quote, as always but I continued reading and love the 5:26. of the same reference.

Blogger Susie said...

jim, pick another fruit, then :) And do you see how I'm campaigning shamelessly for the fruit fly award? ;)

william, I was hoping someone would notice ;) I love it when a plan comes together.
Well, I had to go see what you loved. I am inclined to share with you the Message Bible's translation of that verse: "...we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us are better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original." :)

Blogger momo said...

Beautiful as usual,Susie. Thanks for the wonderful picture, quote, and verses. I've always loved those verses, but whenever I read any verses on "Love", my mind goes to 1 Corinthians 13:1-8.

Without love, no matter what and who we are...we are nothing!

Happy Sunday!

Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

I tried to leave a comment last night, before there were other comments, but blogger denied me.

So I dont get to be the first to say it, but I will still say it.

Cuse me Miss, but those are some nice firm juicy looking oranges you have there.

There. I feel better now.

Blogger Andrea said...

And I'm just popping in (almost wrote pooping in, yikes!) on Sunday afternoon, so William and Jess BOTH beat me to some comment about firm oranges ;)

Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

I have to admit my mind went immediately to less uplifting thoughts. I wondered, "But are they firm?"

I'm sorry.

Blogger lawbrat said...

My mind went to where Momo's did.

Against such things there is no law...thankfully, there are laws against other things.

I love firmness, and fruit. But, I sometimes like fruit not so firm. Like peaches, peaches are much better less firm. If they get too not firm, they're not so good. Its a small window, a fine line between too firm and too not firm. Crossing the line is just bad.

word verification: suassxzo
I could go somewhere with that, but i'm going to refain. ;-)

Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Mother Teresa must have been remembering her youth in Eastern Europe. It would seem to me that in most of India most fruits would grow all year long.

In contrast, those of us in colder climates know what it is like for a fruit to be out of season. Could that be why we of European ancestry seem to be so often defiant and warlike? We also seem to have a shortage not only love, but of the other “fruit of the Spirit”—joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and (especially) self-control.

Blogger Karen said...

I love that you thought of a way to work the oranges into a Sunday post.

By the way, my new favourite Susie quote:

"I cannot tell whether you're being theological or lewd; but that's OK, they are not mutually exclusive here."

Blogger abcd said...

Mother Teresa is one of the greatest humans that our generation
actually witnessed.

I see the Clementines next to the
oranges in your picture. I love those, and eat at least 5 a day.

(Why did I share that)

And leave it to Shoshie to call her
Mother T. I think sometimes I need
to distance myself from her.

Hope you had a good day Susie.


Blogger Susie said...

momo, thankfully, we don't have to do without love :)

jess, so glad you got that off your chest :p

andrea, you, too?! We do live in an orange-obsessed culture . . .

kranki, they are SO firm . . . yet ripe . . . just perfection :)

peaches, I mean, lawbrat!, you crack me up. Peaches are a very sexy fruit . . . why'd you have to get me started on peaches . . .

ssnick, so you're saying if one is deprived of say . . . oranges and peaches for long periods of time . . . one could become . . . warlike? OK, I think I have seen that happen . . .

karen, I'm very flattered that there is even such a thing as a "favorite Susie quote" ;) I must give credit to chchchchia, who thought my oranges could be inspirational to someone.

nikki, I completely agree about Mother T. Although often yesterday, I giggled, out of context, at William's thinking Shoshie was talking about "Mr. T." No kidding, 5 Clementines a day? Now, do you say ClemenTYNE or ClemenTEEN? Martha Stewart says ClemenTEEN. I do not. I don't think you can distance yourself from Shoshie; I think once you have her, you keep her :)

Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Happy Monday, Susie!

And, just for the record, the whole "fruit thing" never even crossed my mind until someone else mentioned it.

Blogger Squirl said...

Here it is Monday morning and I have to say, "Mrs. Fairchild, your oranges still look very firm."

Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I can't believe it's Monday morning and all those oranges are still unsqueezed.

Doesn't Jif hanker for some sticky citrus running down his chin?

Anonymous lawbrat said...

BUCKY! I cant believe your wholesome fingers typed such...such...an thing! I'm outraged.

They have their own private stash of oranges that were not photographed! DUH.

Besides, i'm sure he already wiped.

Blogger Susie said...

ck, that's because you are a nice girl. A lady. You have class. What are you doing here? ;)

squirl, thank you. So far, so good, but I'm sure their expiration date is fast approaching :)

bucky . . . first . . . I laughed. Then, I could not come up with a single thing that I was willing to put on this blog, which I still like to think of as a "respectable" establishment . . . so I was going to have to plead The Fifth, and then along comes:

peaches, thank you for addressing Ms. Foureyes. That's it, it's a "private stash" thing :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice naranjas. Nice navel too !!

Blogger abcd said...

I think the proper pronounciation
is ClemenTYNE. Martha is not correct
on everything. I really do eat 4/5
a day when they are in season. I eat
ton's of fruit, and veggies. Grapes
are my favorite (purple).

And Bucky OH MY. For the record
it is humanly impossible for
anybody to secrete orange juice from
any orifice other then the mouth.

I am speaking "naturally".


This was a PG rated blog.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want you all to notice that I have refrained from commenting on this particular blog post! LOL I must admit however that quite a few great lines went romping through my mind when I saw it the first time though! ROFL

Blogger August95 said...

That is a great picture of Oranges. Makes me want to reach out and grab the love, I mean Oranges.

Great quote as well.

Anonymous lawbrat said...

Clementines (sp) are my favorite also. I cringe when I see they cost $7-9 dollars for a box of them, but between the boys and I, they're lucky to last 2 days. Yummy!

See what y'all did! I gotta go get some of them, and strawberries, and grapes (seedless, of course).

Blogger Susie said...

anon, that is the nicest anonymous comment I have ever received ;) Gracias.

nikki, thank you for providing the official medical perspective on this issue; you truly do provide a public service :) (Juices and orifices and such ALWAYS confuse Bucky.)

traci, don't hold back, here!

august95, you make me sing, "Can you feel the oranges tonight . . ." Don't know why :)

peaches, you are very fruity. And those are some expensive clementines. Aren't they sweet and juicy, though? mmmm


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