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John 15:1-8
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.”

Homily:

Our fruits (or lack thereof) are a signal to our connection. The fruits we bear tell us more about who we are than anything.

What thoughts prevail in our mind?
What is our true intent?
What words do we use?
What jokes crack us up?
What do we listen to?
What do we read?
What do we pay for?
What do we tune in to?
What catches our attention?
What do we do?
What do we make sacrifices for?
What alternatives do we forgo?

Even when our fruit is of God, regular pruning is still required, to ensure that we keep producing more fruit.

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