There is a difference between “fruit” and “root” says Frank Viola:
A lot of Christianity — the Christianity that I preach a lot of — is focused on “the fruit” — doing something for God. Looking at the earthly life of Jesus. And of course, trying to imitate it. Instead of focusing on “the root” — the source of life, which is Christ in us, which naturally, organically, and without effort or strain produces the fruit, once it’s tapped into.