Reflection of the Week - 4 May 2021

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A contemplation on John 15:1-8

In this lyrical text, Jesus introduces us to the great mystery of God sharing his life with us: I am the vine, you are the branches ... my Father is the vine-grower. The life that courses through the Holy Trinity is the same life that runs through my veins. The vine is a special tree, where the distinction between the trunk and the branches is more difficult to make out than in other trees: God shares his own life with me. I spend time in wonder and thanksgiving, asking to be worthy of such grace.

Abide in me as I abide in you ... those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. This is the advice Jesus gives us on the eve of his passion, his final message within the intimacy of the circle of his dearest friends. I let this invitation resound in my heart, asking for the grace to grow in my intimacy with Jesus my Saviour so that my life will bear much fruit.


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