John 15:9-11

A true disciple will enrich his or her life by contact with Christ which will make him or her a “fruitful branch.” Also, in doing this, the person will bring glory to God. In this way, God is glorified. It is not we who have chosen God, but God who in His grace has approached us with a call and an offer made out of His love. We are chosen for joy. However hard the Christian way is, it is the way of joy. There is always joy in doing the right thing.