Abba John said that the saints are like a group of trees, each bearing different fruit but watered from the same source. The practices of one saint differ from those of another, but it is the same Spirit that works in all of them.
Discuss: This story is similar to the Pentecost reading of each person receiving a different gift but all coming from the same Spirit. List one gift that you’ve been given, one way that you bear fruit in life. Are you satisfied with your gift? If you could, would you trade it for another gift? Why? Why not?