“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4 NKJV). We cannot bear fruit apart from Jesus. If you try on your own you will fail. If you get up in the morning with the resolve to love everyone you meet that day, by snack time you will head to the snack machine in total frustration. Love is not something you do, but it begins with your knowing He loves you unconditionally. When that is planted deep within your heart, love will ooze out, into the world. You will probably not know how, because it isn’t something you can work up. Just as fruit grows without the fruit knowing how it grows, you will display the fruit without you really knowing how. It’s the fruit of abiding in Jesus.