Because without Me you can do nothing

body_of_christI am the vine, you are the branches . Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

The gospel reading for Wednesday of this week is depicted in the theology window in the title pane. The narrative is John 15:1-17. The symbolism is that Christ is the vine and we are the branches, who bring his gospel message to life in our everyday lives. This symbolism is also carried out in the stonework of the great window that forms the south wall of the Cathedral. The vine and branches can be seen not only in the interior of the church, but also from the exterior. As one views the vine it blossoms into a lily.

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. (John 15:7-8)

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