In this Sunday’s gospel we hear Jesus proclaim: “I am the vine; you are the branches.”

What a wonderful image of the organic relationship that exists between Jesus and those who believe in him. Beautiful fruits need to be connected to the vine to grow and ripen and reach their full potential. The vine is the source of the nutrients that are necessary for the fruit to develop. Just so, Jesus is the source of all that is necessary for each Christian to grow and flourish.

We strengthen our connection to Jesus by our presence with Him in hearing His word and receiving His body and blood in the sacrament. Come to worship and be enriched by the nourishment from the true vine, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pastor Bill