This Gospel passage about fruit-bearing set me a-searching – not for the first time, I might say – for evidence of fruit in my own life.  This passage clearly says, if you abide in me, Jesus, you will bear much fruit.  Ok, son … where is the fruit?

My first stocktake wasn’t promising.  Presumably ‘fruit’ means healings and miracles and souls saved, right?  Well, if right, my life is pretty well fruitless.  In fact, I’ve had some big fails ,,,