Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052219.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you. Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”
Take a look at the branches that lay on the ground after a storm. They are dead and broken because they have been separated from the main trunk of the tree. These branches no longer receive the sap of life. That is what happens to us when we break from God, we no longer have His life blood flowing through our veins. We lose the reason for our life. But unlike the dead branches, if we go to God, we are reconnected to His living blood. Come back to the Lord, He is just waiting for you.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you are my life, you keep me alive and joyful. Thank you for taking me back and restoring my life when I broke away! In Jesus’ holy name, I give you praise!! Amen and Alleluia!
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord, Alleluia!