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August 26, 2012

posted Aug 28, 2012, 7:58 PM by Olivia Russ
Overseer Christopher J. Harris
Apples and Oranges
Overseer Christopher J. Harris

There is a commonly-used idiom in American culture, “you’re trying to compare apples to oranges”, which speaks to the incompatibility of two items or objects that really should not be compared to one another. In conversation, someone may attempt to compare one vehicle to another, and the other person would brush off their comparison with, “they don’t even compare. That’s like comparing apples to oranges.” The examples are endless - with technology, clothing, buildings, recreational activities, entertainers, speakers, and even culinary delights.

Newburgh Theological Seminary

I think there’s another category that these unfair comparisons apply, and that is the Fruit of the Spirit. For example, it is great to meet nice people with great qualities, but at no point should we ... (Continued)