For centuries we have had this metaphor of the relationship between us and Jesus Christ -- the Vine and the branches. It is not hard to understand who is who in the equation, however, it might be difficult for us to understand what exactly it entails.
Jesus makes it quite clear to His disciples that just following Him is not enough. Rather, one must take the gifts and talents given and use them appropriately as a sign of being that disciple. For example, one cannot claim to be a follower and no longer reach out to those in need. Generosity is good, but the giving of self is better. Money does make things happen, but love transforms.
Question: What do you find yourself attached to right now in life? Answer: Possessions, money, career, sex, drugs, alcohol or Christ? Think hard!