I Am the True Vine
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that 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. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ….If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you…This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.