More than we imagine – mardi gras beads on this Tree of Life! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-aKnR-CpP8OWG4wMWQ0VDRHNVE/view?usp=sharing
There are two more Sundays in Eastertide; finals and papers are being done one-by-one and students are slipping away for the summer. “I am the true vine and you are the branches,” Jesus says, giving us to each other as surely as he cares for us.
“I am the true vine” is the last of “the party favors” of the Gospel of John. There are 7 of these “this is who I am” sayings in the Gospel. Here they are for walking toward Pentecost and trying to remember that God has made all things new:
“I am the bread of life” [6:35]
“I am the light of the world” [8:12]
“I am the door for the sheep” [10:7]
“I am the good shepherd” [10:11]
“I am the resurrection and the life” [11:25]
“I am the way, the truth, and the life” [14:6]
“I am the true vine” [15:1]
The garden has been overturned and prayer for life in the new creation becomes easy with the “party favors” – just add “Please be for me…” or “Thank you for being…” and add, “Amen.”
Forgiven, beloved, included – this is the New Creation. So how to remember the garden has been overturned?
6 pm – Holy Eucharist followed by dinner. Michael is cooking tacos with the family recipe. Come on by!
Here is a candle in hopes the rain will end by then!