In John 15, Jesus is claiming to be the true source of eternal life and the true source of all life. He is the one-stop shop for all our life?s needs. His goal is to lead us to life - it is never to steal life from us. He lifts us up when we are weak and "prunes" us when we are strong. His goal is always more fruit. To stay in rhythm with His goodness, we must be completely connected and desperately dependent on Him.