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Productivity is a big word

Thứ ba - 10/05/2016 12:47
PRODUCTIVITY IS A BIG WORD
  
We are named after Christ Jesus, not because He is absent from us, but because He dwells in us, that is, because we believe in Him and are like Christ's one to another.
 
Deacon John Ruscheinsky
 
Productivity is a big and important word. In this secular world of ours the pursuit of it results in too much stress for many. Worldly success is about what can be measured, weighed, and evaluated monetarily. The comforting and beautiful words of today's Gospel are about a more profound kind of productivity. We hear Jesus Christ say that He is the vine and we the branches and that the Father is the vinedresser who prunes the vines to make them more fruitful. Moreover, He reminds us that we can only be productive if we remain in union with Him and if the branches continue to receive that nourishment coming from the vine itself and its roots. 
 
Being productive in this way we live a life of being a true Christian. Martin Luther said it well and calls it, The Freedom of a Christian: "Faith is truly active through works, that is, it finds expression in works of the freest service. We are named after Christ Jesus, not because He is absent from us, but because He dwells in us, that is, because we believe in Him and are like Christ's one to another." This is a beautiful summation of the life of a Christian!
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: In today's Gospel Acclamation: Remain in Me, as I remain in you, says the Lord; whoever remains in Me will bear fruit.  Let us be fruit-bearing!
 
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Từ khóa: Ga 15:1-8, reflection, ps5,

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