by Ross Waltisbuhl

I had reason to prune our grape vines on the weekend and it was interesting how quickly the cut branches withered after being cut away from the main vine. I was reminded about the analogy Jesus used in the Bible when He told his followers, “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.”

In this time of social distancing we are acutely aware of how important it is to stay connected. Jesus makes it clear that the Father’s design for a fruitful life is connection to god through Jesus Christ and in the ‘grafting’ we receive all of our sustenance for a full and rich life. Without this connection we will struggle in our own finite strength.

We know that being at home feels isolating, but I encourage you to stay connected to your Creator through reading His word, praying and spending time in His creation. Connection with your community is also important so make sure you reach out to friends, family and seek help if you are struggling. [email protected] if you have needs that CCC can respond to.

Stay connected and keep flourishing!