The Vine and the Branches

John 15: 1-8

This Gospel passage takes the reader to the multiple allegorical references from the Old Testament to Israel being Yahweh’s vine. John has Christianized the allegory for his readers at that time and now. Jesus is the vine and his disciples are the branches. It is notable that the word “remain” is repeated eight times in these few verses, stressing that it is vital to remain in a loving and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ.

How could I think to live without you? How could anyone? All that I am and all that I do is because of you.