The Vine and the Branches

John 15:1-8

Today’s Gospel is a beautiful and meaningful expression of relationship that the believer must take to heart. The commandment of love is rooted in the love of the Father and the Son and the love of Jesus and the disciples. It is a love both mutual and reciprocal. For John, the love Christians have for one another is a reflection of divine love.

Prayer: I have read that we will be judged on how well we have loved. Help me, Lord, to love you, myself, and others with my whole heart.