Easter 5th Week : Wednesday 10th May, 2023

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Dear Friend in the Lord,

Vine and Branches” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples, “I am the Vine; you are the branches.  Whoever remains in Me, bears fruit in plenty; for cut off from Me, you can do nothing.”  Ponder on, “Our secular successes in themselves, cannot lead us to heaven; but, when we love God, we live the fulness of life that leads to Eternal Happiness.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 15:1-8

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 clean already, by means of the word that I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself, unless it remains 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 for whatever you please and you will get it. It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and be my disciples.’