Fruit of God

Grape is the kind of fruits very close to our Lord. Can we count how many times this fruit is told by Him?

Lets’ draw a bunch of grape.

The above it the simplest expression of the bunch. Why, it’s great. It’s built of 4+3+2+1 2D packing of spheres, creating a triangle. A perfect geometry.

But…yes, it’s too simple.
A real bunch of grape has more long shape, and three dimensional.

The shape is better, but it doesn’t look 3D-like. Solid geometry is one of the idea at which I am very poor. “How many small cubes are hidden in this big one?” – such question has made me shiver since I was a child.

Don’t give up. I have poor idea but some logics instead.
A bunch of grape is not a simple stack of spheres. All spheres of fruits are set at the tips of branches like one tree-shaped framework.

I’d like to note that the black background should be better, because the space between the spheres must be shaded, instead of left white.

But this tree-shape is yet 2D. How can we draw the spheres for 3D-like a appearance?

Well this idea is not realistic, but will the logic very simple. Let’s have a group of 4 spheres forming a tetrahedron.

Set this unit onto the tip of every branch. For example, the first one is set like this…

Then, arrange the units vertically along the front face.

Then locate the ones onto the branches, so that they’d be hidden behind those who were arrayed first on the front face…

Then, arrange the units vertically along the front face.

Then, arrange the units vertically along the front face.

Now, the wireframe was completed! Let’s paint it…

Rotating the whole shape and there is the bunch!

How wonderful! Indeed this fruit of God includes basic geometry. Tree-shape(fractal) and tetrahedron.
The only problem left yet is coloring the background. Whatever color other than black shows the shape less solid. For example:

I’m waiting for the Lord to give me a hint so that I could bring the fruit from the darkness into the light.


Oh My Lord!

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”

The Lord tells on the mountain.

“Love your enemies,” “Don’t worry for tomorrow,” “Ask, and it will be given” …He goes on encouraging people, most of whom are poor and heavy laden, standing or sitting around Him. His disciples locate themselves at the nearest to Him. They are possibly most glad to hear His words.

But the Lord gives not only sweet words. He began to tell, not all that worship Him could enter His Kingdom.

“Those who praise me only by words will enter the Kingdom: unless they really act following my Father’s will” He says.
“You might tell me, Oh My Lord, don’t you know I have told the future, beat the evil spirits, and made many miracles for your honor?, and I will declare you, I never know you, go away from me, for you never know the laws in heaven!”

Most audience laughed hearing this, because they had not done any future-telling or exorcism or any miracles. Only those who were qualified in the society could do such things.

And there were some of such authorized people in the audience: they had come for watching at Jesus’ behavior and His popularity. Hearing His strong criticism at them, their faces were distorted with anger.

The disciples got worried, for they found the enemies of their Lord heating up with anger.
“Oh my Lord, please don’t criticize them! They must kill you!”

The above story of mine is derived from the Bible study on Matthew’s Gospel 7:21-23.

“Why the Lord told with such strong words?” was the topic.

“It’s obvious, that He intended to raise anger of the Pharisees and the scribes,” said one of the attendees. “The Lord stimulated them for the crucification of His own. His declaration in these passages must be that of his step towards the cross”
“If so, it must be so decisive a declaration.”
“It must be.”
“On the other hand, the disciples must be bewildered.”
“They must be. Possibly it was them that was most shocked by His strong words.”

At this point, the disciples might have been only followers of the one, who they believed to be the King of this tiny area. It might have not be until their Lord’s painful death on the cross that their true devotion for evangelism would have begun.