“I am the true vine and my Father…

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15 1-4

LECTIO We open to the word of God…

LECTIO: We open to the word of God. We listen to the music of its words. Lord open my ears and heart to you.

MEDITATIO: We read the word again, pondering, savouring the word. Let Jesus speak to you. Reflect on the message.

ORATIO: Let your heart speak to God as you read a third time. Let your heart speak to God as you read a third time. Let the word draw holiness from your heart.

CONTEMPLATIO: Rest in God’s loving gaze. Stay in silence. Be fully present to God.

Be still and know that I am God…

Be still and know that I am God/ultimate reality

Be still and know that I am

Be still and know

Be still

Be

Letting Go let it go the smashed word…

Letting Go
let it go – the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise – let it go it
was sworn to
go
let them go – the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers – you must let them go they
were born
to go
let all go – the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things – let all go
dear

so comes love
~ e. e. cummings ~
(Complete Poems 1904-1962)