The Fruits of Our Lives

“What counts in your life and mine is not successes but fruits. The fruits of our life are born often in our pain and in our vulnerability and in our losses. The fruits of our life come only after the plow is carved through our land. God wants us to be fruitful. The question is not, “How much can I still do in the years that are left to me?” The question is, ” How can I prepare myself for total surrender so my life can be fruitful?” Remain in Jesus; he remains in you. You will bear many fruits, you will have great joy, and your joy will be complete.” – Henri Nouwen