Daily Worship -

Grafted on to the vine

February 24, 2018 0
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John 15: 1-5

1 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

I will abide in thee

grafted on to the vine,

I will abide in thee.

Help me to explore ‘Celtic Christianity’

not as something twee, or quaint, or kitsch

but as something real, immersive, and challenging -

challenging to our compartmentalised way of living

where we subdivide and separate,

alienating ourselves from ourselves and each other.

Help us draw on Celtic branches,

nourished by holy roots,

that see all of life as lived under the Lord,

that finds the miraculous in the everyday,

that is unafraid to bless

to enter the mystery.

I will abide in thee

grafted on to the vine,

I will abide in thee.

Amen.