“I am the vine, you are the branches.”
I found helpful a short article in the March 21, 2021 issue of The Catholic Register. Jacob Stocking offers a reflection on chapter 15 of John’s Gospel, including its image of the true vine.
Stocking points out that many “have completely lost their connections to the vine, and wither away under the pressures of an increasingly secular society.” He stresses that through Jesus, we are all connected. He says, “we are all branches on the same vine and must work together to grow Jesus’ message and spread it throughout the vineyard that is our world.”