Jesus the True Vine

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Jesus the True Vine   The themes of salvation, unity and love are reemphasised today. Jesus uses another of the ‘I AM’ statements to establish an even clearer understanding of the union existing between him and his followers (the Church). The sacrificial tending of the shepherd from the previous Sunday’s reading (Jn. 10:11-18) now becomes the organic image of the vine, of the vital and intimate wholeness of the plant and its branches vivified by the common sap of love.   (Continued in newsletter)

 

Newsletter 2-3 May 2015