I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit… (John 15:1-8)
God is the vine, we are the branches. What does this quote from scripture mean in light of the Year of Mercy? One thought is a posture of being in the world. God offers mercy to us daily and we, in turn, offer acts of mercy to the world. How will we, as Precious Blood people, respond with acts of mercy? How will we respond as Christ’s reconciling presence of mercy in our world? Spend some time during this Easter season thinking about those questions. Permit the ministry of mercy to flow through your veins. The world is crying out for mercy. Let’s be branches of mercy.
-Sr. Joni Belford, CPPS (O’Fallon)
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.