I'm still going, are you?
1Jesus said to his disciples:
I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts away every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit. But he trims clean every branch that does produce fruit, so that it will produce even more fruit. 3You are already clean because of what I have said to you.
So who else reads this and thinks.. pruning hurts but boy oh boy I'd rather be pruned than cut off!!