Just as a branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it remains attached to the vine, so you cannot bear fruit unless you abide in Me.  I am the vine, you are the branches.                – Jn 15:4-5

Reflection.  These words of Jesus contain the essence of His message and the secret of our joy.  His life is joy itself.  Jesus teaches us that God loved us first, and He created us for a particular purpose in life.  Each one of us has a job to do that nobody else in the world can do.

Prayer.  Dear Lord, teach me how to use my life, humble as it is, for Your glory.  Help me to become a conduit of Your love.