Friday, May 4, 2012

The Vine and the Branches

Dear Parishioners,

The Bible uses many vivid images to describe God and the Church and our relationship with them. It’s a unique and intimate connection. Today’s gospel (John 15:1-8) reminds us that this relationship is like a vine and its branches. Jesus is the vine who provides life and nourishment to us, the branches. May we never do anything to cut ourselves off from this life-giving relationship.

- Fr. Carl

“If you are afraid of other people’s opinion,
you should not have become a Christian.”
- The Cure D’Ars