Interesting metaphors in the Bible--
We are the branches, and, as such produce fruit, but it is the leaves of the tree that heal the nations.
From the same as G5443; a sprout, that is, leaf: - leaf.
From G5453 (compare G5444); an offshoot, that is, race or clan: - kindred, tribe.
So, what do you think? Are these leaves the children of those branches?
"I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel" (1 Corinthians 4:14-15).