This week’s Gospel text invites us to live a more authentic Christian spirituality. It tells us that we need to be disciples who have a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus – just as he has with the Father. It challenges us to see how abiding in Jesus means that we abide in community – being in and with, others in a Christian community; and that living the life of a disciple means allowing the Lord to prune us – even if it’s painful – of attitudes, dispositions, actions that can be replaced with ones that are better – ones that enable us to bear much fruit.
Adults: What in your life needs pruning so that you can bear much good fruit?
Children: What habits do you have that need changing?