“I am the vine; you are the branches.”
John 15: 1- 8
One day I was walking down St Vincent Street when I saw a parishioner whom I had not seen in ages. I reminded her of how she had impacted on my faith journey and she was in shock. Then, she began telling me of how her life fell apart. First her son died, then she got divorced. She felt anger towards God, so she just stopped going to church. She said that she felt seeing me again was a sign from God that she should start back.
I saw her again three years later. She told me that she started back attending Mass and had never been in a happier place in her life. She said, “ What I have learnt from my experience is I was a branch unconnected so the further I moved away from God the less strength I had to persevere. Now that I am connected again I can move mountains”.
Take today to reconnect with the Father because you have much strength there.