Getting to the point of contentment in a spiritual journey is anything but following Christ. When we become content to the point of thinking we are doing our share of 'bearing fruit', or others can see and be satisfied with our efforts in His service to the point of showcasing us as exemplary Christians, it is time to take a long step back and face ourselves in the mirror of reality. Our one and only desire would be to know whether, or not, we are bearing fruit to our full capacity. We, as churches and individuals, are in constant danger of becoming content with ourselves and our work. In the real world, any owner of an orchard has but one desire for his crop and land, for it to produce more fruit.
Just as the owner of a vineyard does everything in his power to make the bounty of his crop as rich and large as possible, so does the divine Vintner do all that is needed to make us bear more fruit. The only thing He asks is that we set our hearts and minds to the job. To follow Christ is to be committed to the example He gives us in His life. If we are to truly follow Him, we must be committed to entrusting ourselves to His working and care, and to keep our eyes on Him, allowing Him to do His perfect work in us. We can only bear fruit when we allow ourselves to be the conduit through which He works in the world today. God has set His heart on more fruit. Christ awaits to work in and through us.