The quality of a tree is borne out in its fruit. A good tree does not yield bad fruit, nor can a bad tree offer a fruitful harvest. We are all being judged by Jesus for the works that we do.

While intentions matter most, the absence of good works leaves a disciple with little to show for the fruit of one’s desire. What good work can I accomplish today?

O Holy Spirit, enkindle in me a generous spirit. May I seek to do good things in a spirit of thanksgiving. May I give to others what I have received from God.