One of our parishioners writes:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
We had a glorious day on Tuesday. Eight pairs of eager hands got stuck in straightaway trimming, cutting, weeding and planting. Oh yes! we had a cuppa as well, outdoors, in the sunshine. Bentley joined us during the break.
I had come from the PLT meeting at St Mary Magdalene church. We always start the meeting with scripture reflection. One of the scripture texts we reflected on was John 15:1-8. Lo and behold, we planted a grape vine that afternoon.
A vine, donated, a generous gesture from someone who wanted to share something that meant a great deal to that person. I can only imagine that the experience of planting, pruning and tasting the fruits of the vine was a valued, precious experience. So it is with our love for Jesus and more importantly, the love of God Our Father for us. This is the treasure we want to share with others, especially with those close to us who are not aware of God’s abundant, merciful love.
We planted the vine not knowing if the roots will establish but if God Our Father is the Gardener, we have to trust Him… remain in His love and follow His teachings. Lord, You are the Vine, we are Your branches. Nourish us with Your love. 🌿🌿🌿✝️
Last Sunday after mass, children from All Hallows along with Parents and Catechists scattered seeds to create a woodland area to the gardens. The ground was prepared by the gardening group at All Hallows. Fun was had by all. Thanks to everyone who helped with this and watch out for the wildflower seed scattering when the ground has been prepared.