Part of being a branch who is grafted to the vine includes being prepared for proving. Being proved is painful, but is necessary if one seeks to be fruitful.

The experience of being trimmed of what is unsuitable to my vocation is necessary for my growth. I want to grow and I want to even see the difficult experience of being pruned as an occasion of grace.

Dear God, make my day fruitful. May I rebound with a sense of thanksgiving, especially when I am interrupted and encounter an unmet need for another.