How to get something out of life
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you
unless you remain in me.
I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him
will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want
and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit
and become my disciples.
(from today's Gospel - John 15:1-8)