United States Conference of Secular institutes


Fifth Sunday of Easter 

John 15:1-18 

Every one of our actions affects many people, known or unknown for good or bad.  We are a link in a chain; we are branches on a vine.  And how these relationships can be healthy ones is the point of the allegory in the story of the vine and the branches. The vine does everything for the branches.  It is the vine that draws sap from the earth and passes it along to the branches.  Apart from the vine, the branches are empty vessels or conduits – withering and lifeless.  Depending on our relationship with the vine will determine how we relate with other branches. Is Jesus the source of life for me? How do I pass this life on to others?