5th Week of Easter : Sunday 2nd May, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus the Vine: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples, “I am the True Vine; you are the branches; cut away from Me you can do nothing. . .”  Ponder on, “If we distant and dissociate ourselves from Jesus, our human limitations and sinfulness will rob us of our true meaning, peace and joy of life.  Is this true of your life?”.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 15:1-5, 7-8

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that bears no fruit he cuts away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes to make it bear even more. You are pruned already, by means of the word that I have spoken to you. Make your home in me, as I make mine in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself, but must remain part of the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me.

‘I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty; for cut off from me you can do nothing. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask what you will and you shall get it. It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.’