“I am the vine, you are the branches.”  Jesus puts us in our place.  We are not the tree, we are not the trunk, we are not the root.  We are the branches.  Seems kinda lame.  But Jesus tells us that if we get to know what it means to be a branch, and do what a branch is meant to do, that ‘our joy will be complete.’  Today we’ll be getting to know our branchness – how a strong connection to the vine will automatically produce the fruit we were made to produce.