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The Vine and the Branches

Cycle BEasterWeek 5

by Bishop Robert BarronMay 03, 2015

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"I am the Vine, and you are the branches." Jesus is not simply an inspiring teacher to whom we listen. He is a force in which we participate, a body in which we are cells and molecules, a river in which we swim. There is an organic relationship between Jesus and his creation. That is why Jesus can make the startling statements that he makes in today's Gospel. Our existence, our life, our thought – all of this comes from the Logos, and apart from Him, we can bear no fruit.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Acts 9: 26-31
Psalm - Psalm 22: 26-27, 28, 30, 31-32
Reading 2 - 1 John 3: 18-24
Gospel - John 15: 1-8