I am the true vine

Catholic Gospels - Homilies, Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit  I am the true vine Catholic Gospels - Homilies - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit

Year B  -  Fifth Sunday of Easter

I am the true vine

I am the true vine Catholic Gospels - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit John 15:1-8

1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
3 You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
6 If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.
7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.

Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Fifth Sunday of Easter - I am the true vine I am the tree of life that my Father has planted in the world, he who wants to become part of me eternally, must become part of this tree, he must convert into one of my branches and take sap from me. My Father and I touch the hearts of all human beings and call them to come, because I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one can come to my Father except through me.

My Father has prepared eternal life for all those who listen to me, this is why my words are the guide for the faithful but also the condemnation for the disobedient.

Those who do not listen, those who reject the voice of the Spirit and break the commandments without caring for the divine truth, do not produce any fruit, this is why my Father cuts those branches and allow them to whither and die without any hope of everlasting life.

Those who listen to me receive gifts, and in the same way that the vinedresser prunes his vine to embellish it, life is full of frustrations and crosses that my Father sends to the soul in order to prune it of self love, egoism, vanity and pride. These sufferings produce wisdom and bring perfection to the soul in humility.

My words are purifying life for the soul that remains in me, they allow it to produce much fruit. He who integrates himself in my body, becomes part of me and I, part of him.

My Church is my mystical body, in which I am the head and you are my members, my blood is the Holy Eucharist that brings life to all cells, my word is the wisdom that brings the soul to perfection, he who listens to me, listens to the spirit, he who follows my word is walking in my way.

My heart beats incessantly, sending hope and life to those who listen to me, because I am the bridge between humanity and divinity. He who is not with me, separates and gets lost eternally in darkness, he who is humble understands that without me he is nothing.

He who remains in me, is in my Presence, I convert him into my disciple so that he may learn more of me and I make him my apostle so that he becomes my instrument; his prayer is always listened to.

The Glory of my Father is that all who are with me, produce much fruit for the prosperity of his Kingdom here on earth and for His Glory in all eternity.

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary

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