Jesus concludes the parable of the true vine as he tells the disciples that they are to bear fruit that will remain. The faithful bear fruit by living out the love of God. Those who love are not only disciples but friends of Jesus. After all, he tells his followers, “I have told you everything.” Indeed, we only tell our closest friends everything. Today’s Readings: Acts 15:22–31; Psalm 57:8–9, 10–12; John 15:12–17.