Jesus’ Life: Chapter 17 – Jesus’ Last Supper Messages
Jesus said to his Apostles, “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener“.
Tending to the most important aspect of our life, our faith, is a challenge. Jesus used this simple comparison to show that, what a vine is to its branches, He is to us. He said, “Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains attached to the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me”.
We all know that if a branch is cut from a tree, it will wither, die and no fruit will form. The branch needs water and nutrients, available only through its stem and roots.
Likewise, with us, we need God in times of trouble to help and in times of happiness to celebrate.
Jesus, aware he would die but return within three days, reminded his Apostles of the need to believe in Him saying, “The one who remains in me – and I in him – bears much fruit”.
We all depend on God for our life in this world and eternal life in the next. (John 15:1-8)
God is merciful and God cares for us. However, he has given each of us the freedom of choice, to follow Him or ignore Him!
Lord Jesus, my heart lies with you. Forgive me my sins, strengthen my weaknesses and guide me in new ways to help others see your light.
Prayer: Come Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your Divine Love.
Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created,
and You shall renew the face of the earth.
Oh God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit
instructed the hearts of the faithful.
Grant, that by the same Spirit we may be truly wise and
ever rejoice in His consolation.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.