What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus, who is the light of the world.? Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches…apart from me you can do nothing.” These words incite a rebellious reaction in me. “What do you mean I can do nothing? On my own I will…be…just…fine!” Wrong. On my own, my faith will dry up and I will become an ineffective, unfruitful, useless (?) child of God. Being a disciple means that every day we let go of ourselves and cling to Jesus. Every day we learn a bit more about clinging to the love, peace, righteousness, and justice of Jesus. Then we will bear much fruit.
Good and gracious God,
Grant us a glimpse of your glory.
Deliver us from the darkness of night,
Give us a share with our sisters and brothers in light,
That we may live to your glory.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
God bless each and every one of you good people, (and be careful out there these next few days!)