Jesus tells us in John 15:4 that “I am the vine, you are the branches.”
Spiritual life is like a vine. And just as vines need pruning to stay in good health and bear more fruit, our spiritual lives need seasonal pruning. But we are not asked to do this task alone. God is the master gardener, and we can trust that God will help prune us so good things will come from us.
Lent offers an opportunity for spiritual pruning. Listen to God, and recognize what God is trying to do in our lives.
“Abiding in the Word”
Homily by The Rev. Joe Gunby
March 4, 2018