The branch cannot bear fruit on its own. The branch needs the vine to survive and to flourish. A branch that bears no fruit drains the vine and risks becoming lifeless.

Every disciple of Jesus wants to be generous and generative. Following Jesus must be made manifest in an open heart and hand, and an orientation to new life.

O god, may I always see myself in Light of the Lord. My life only makes sense when I live in imitation of Jesus. Strengthen my resolve to be a fruitful branch of the Eternal Vine.