The Sixth Sunday of Easter

In yesterday’s Gospel, Jesus used the agricultural analogy of a vine to teach us that two lessons: 

a)     There must be regular pruning of fruitless branches. 
b)    Branches that remain close to the vine will bear fruit. 

The first lesson, that of pruning, hit home for me personally. I’m wearing a cap on this video because, as many of you know, I had skin cancer removed from my forehead. Surgical removal of any growth isn’t easy. Surgery is a bit like pruning. A farmer rids plants of anything that prohibits fruit or harms it…

Read this week’s issue of Parish: ‘The Thought’