As a baptized Christian we are attached to the vine of Jesus Christ. The seasonal pruning although uncomfortable at the time expands the Fullness of the
plant. The Gospel of John takes us to the soil of truth. For the pruning of Lent has given way to a new birth! Let us celebrate Christ's paschal victory. Go forth to proclaim the life of the vine for all of the branches- who are each of us. Let
us not delay! Forward! Amen!