Through our relationship with Jesus we receive God’s spirit and his very life. When we remain in this relationship with him, he changes us--the dead, selfish parts of our life get cut away so our hearts can grow--we think less of ourselves and more of others. Our actions show that Christ is changing us when we choose to love one another as Jesus commanded. None of us are too far gone to be loved or to love like Jesus--just as it was for St. Paul. We need Christ to help us grow and love so that we can bear much fruit.