A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bear fruit, be disciples

What’s the point?

What’s our purpose?

What should be our direction?

In today’s Gospel (John 15:1-8), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ answers:

Be His disciples.

Bear fruit.

Glorify God.

No matter where we are in life.

All of this, of course, is the work of God’s grace in us, so we must pray again and again for this grace, so that – as weak and sinful as we may now be – by the power and grace of God we may be faithful disciples, bear good fruit, and give glory to God.

By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit
and become my disciples