March 2015

House Hold Reflection April 2015

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"I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned… If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love". John 15: 5-10

As the Mediterranean lands is known for its vinculture, the metaphor of the vine is highly illustrative of the
common life of the Palestinian setting of the Biblical Israel. The image of vine has long been a metaphor of
Israel-YHWH relationship in the Hebrew Bible (see Is 3, 14; 5, 1-7; 27, 2-8; Jer 2, 21: 12, 10; Ezek 19, 10- 14;Hos 10, 1; Ps 80). For the most part, it expresses the care and predilection of YHWH for Israel but also the fate of eventual uprooting when it fails to bear fruits. Jesus’ use of the vine metaphor takes the lead from

House Hold Reflection April 2015

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<span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 153, 204);"><strong>"I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned… If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love". John 15: 5-10 </strong></span></span>