Let us strive to maintain a connection with Chris
We know that the interruption of the power line will not turn on our light bulbs, lamps or spin our motors. We know that a broken water pipe will not quench thirst. We know that what is interrupted does not serve its purpose and that sooner or later, we will know the real consequences of the interruption. It is similar in the spiritual life. Breaking contact with God, the Church means that we will stop praying, attending services, approaching the sacraments. Sooner or later, we will also find that a lot has changed, and for us believers in that case, only for the worse. Let’s try to think about this topic today.
The Gospel tells us of the beautiful analogy that the Lord Jesus told his listeners shortly before his Passion. The Lord Jesus wanted to remind everyone, including us, of what is most precious in the life of a Christian. It is a complete and perfect connection of man with God. He could not portray this truth better than by the analogy known to all listeners. The Israelites had many vineyards. As the Lord Jesus looked at the vines, he said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He that abide in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me, you can do nothing ”(Jn 15: 5).
The Lord Jesus is compared to the vine circle and us to the branch. His speech is multifaceted. He tells us that just as a twig lives only when connected with except, one can live a full life only when it is perfectly connected with God. What does this mean? Above all, the connection cannot be only half-hearted. The broken twig still draws the necessary nutrition from the tribe, but only partially. We can say that she is still alive, but she is not bloodied. Sooner or later, it is in danger of being cut off from the crust and burned. This will cause difficulty for himself, but also him. Similarly, we can talk about a completely torn twig and would like to live an independent life. Her fate is already sealed. Withers dries. It dries because it is deprived of life-giving juice, which can only be drawn from the motherland.
It is most beautiful when the twig is intact and is connected to the except. Because only he can give her what she needs to live and to bring the harvest, it is essential to the Lord Jesus to be living, flowering branches on the bush that He Himself is. It’s about a complete connection. We can also say that we should be as connected to Christ as possible.
The Lord Jesus says, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be fulfilled. My Father is glorified because you bear much fruit and become my disciples “(Jn 15: 7).
These words of Jesus are unambiguous. So Jesus longs for our full union with him. With such unification, the words of St. Paul the Apostle: “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20). It is all the more serious that Jesus himself asks us to do so. And let us realize that when Jesus asks, we should not oppose. His will is the words that were very dear to the Lord Jesus, so let us persevere in full union with him.
What fruit can we expect from this unification? Above all, great immunity against our inner evil tendencies. He who lives with Jesus will not be harmed by the devil, nor by sin, nor by the world with all its temptations. Such a person feels strong because Jesus is in him, and he is in him. We can also say that Jesus thinks for him, makes, and decides. He who leans on Christ leans on an irrefutable rock. It, therefore, pays to be united with Christ. Another consequence of this unification is the strengthening of our faith. A person who is united is more aware of his faith than anyone else. Such can be said with St. Paul: “I know whom I have believed …” (2 Tim 1:12). Such a man shows his faith in works. We can say that he lives his faith every day. In his life, there is no difference between what he says and what he does. Unification makes his life a life similar to the Lord Jesus’.
Another consequence of our union with Christ is the multiplication of our love. Thanks to this unification, love grows; it becomes as powerful as death. Such love, therefore, becomes enriching for us and helps us gain a lot of credit. Thanks to her, we then live the full life of God’s children. Enriched by such love, we do not count whether such unification will pay off for us or not because we believe in Christ that he is the only one who will help us develop our Christian life. Such a life to which the Lord Jesus himself invites us and in which he himself sees the true meaning of life.
We live in a great hustle and bustle. We often say: I don’t have time. That is why it happens that we do not notice something beneficial for our lives, because it will pass through our hands without a more serious moment of stopping. This gospel, too, speaks of a serious and necessary thing for each of us. Jesus so desperately wants us to be inseparable together.
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