If it was necessary to give a definition of “branch” , through a picture, it would definitely be a picture of a tree. There are many branches, going in multiple directions to divide in subdivisions, to form the character of the tree. Spiritually, we also have multiple branches that divides into subdivisions. Those subdivisions enable us to “branch out” in our day to day encounters with other people.
One set of branches might include patience, self-control, and perseverance so that we can branch-out when situations are very difficult and agitating. A person can’t survive with impulsive urges to “call it quits.” Another set of branches might involve love, kindness, and goodwill so that we can branch-out when situations are socially chaotic. A person cannot thrive with anti-social intent. A set of branches can also include faith, joy, and goodness so that optimism brings us through dark and perilous times. Pessimism and evilness incites a personal doomsday. We also have the spiritual branches of peace, meekness, and gentleness. Those branches help us to maneuver in situations where conflict, debate, and argumentativeness accomplishes nothing. Inciting aggressive hostility is bad news.
Let our roots be planted in nutritious soil, nourished by spiritual waters, so that good fruit will blossom from all our branches in every situation from day to day.