Wednesday 2 May 2018

About Today Readings

St Athanasius.

Acts 15:1-6. Psalm 121(122):1-5. John 15:1-8.

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord —Psalm 121(122):1-5

You are pruned already by means of the word I have spoken to you.

This is a most encouraging word from today’s Gospel. If you happen to have grape vines at home or live near a grape-growing area you know that once vintage is over it is time to prune the vines.

We are moved in different ways by Jesus’ words, often depending on what is happening in our lives. On some days there is joy or satisfaction, like picking and eating grapes; on others there is a quieter, meditative mood as happens when we prune our vines. Jesus, help us to recognise the ways in which you prune and shape our hearts in the daily events of our lives.

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