22nd May 2019 Wednesday 5th Week of Easter - St. Rita of Cascia

Acts 15:1-6, John 15:1-8

"Being fruitful, not successful"
The world speaks to us about being successful. Jesus, however, invites us to be fruitful. The world adores successful people who have money, power and status. However, we have not been created to become successful people according to the standards of this world, but fruitful according to God. Today, Jesus invites us to remain in Him so that we will strive to be fruitful.

Jesus lived his whole life loving, serving and doing good deeds. He was a simple itinerant preacher without any stable income or comfortable life. In His mission, He sometimes experienced acceptance from people but He had many who opposed Him. In the end, Jesus died a humiliating death. Is Jesus successful in the eyes of the world?

Questions for reflection:
1) What am I working for in my life: success or fruitfulness? What prevents me from striving to be fruitful?