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Wednesday, May 21st. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 15:1-8.


Wednesday of the Fifth week of Easter

21 May 2014

“I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15:1-8.

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot
bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me
and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit
and become my disciples.

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Wednesday of the Fifth week of Easter

Commentary of the day

John Tauler (c.1300-1361),
Dominican

Sermon 7, For Septuagesima Sunday

“Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit”

When an upright man feels within himself an inclination to possess God, or grace, or whatever it be, then he ought to think very little of the personal satisfaction it may bring him… People who ascribe their bodily and spiritual gifts wholly to God are the only ones capable and worthy of always receiving yet more graces… Children, the case of such people as these is just like the wood of the vine. Outwardly it looks black, dry and useless. To someone who doesn’t look any closer it appears to be good for nothing but to be thrown on the fire and burned. But within, at the centre of that shoot, veins full of life and great strength are concealed which produce fruit more precious and sweet than that of any other wood or tree.

So it is, too, with these people, the most loveable of all, who hearts are set on God. Outwardly, in appearance, they are like folk who are perishing: they look like black, dry wood since, on the outside, they are humble and small. These are not people of sweeping phrases, great works and outstanding deeds. They are without external attraction and, in their own opinion, do not shine at anything. But whoever would understand the life-giving vein in their depths where they renounce their own natural selves and where God is their lot and their support: what happiness this knowledge would gain that person!

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