06 May Remain in Me & Bear Much Fruit (Jn 15:2) by Ed Heigl
“He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.” ~ Jn 15:2 (full readings)
Ed’s Reflections: The non-productive parts of our life must be cut away so that the fruits of our good works may be brought forth. Pruning away the parts of our life which do not produce sometimes involve real sacrifice of our will and even suffering. Looking at the lives of the Saints gives us many examples of imperfect individuals who were open to God’s will in their lives and who allowed Him to prune their lives, and from this pruning by God, they bore much fruit and became examples to all of how we should live our lives. We too in our ordinary lives can accomplish extraordinary things through Jesus if we stay connected and draw our strength through Him. Today more than ever our Faith is being attacked by the evil of the culture of death. The enemy knows that he is running out of time. We must be steadfast in our faith to always bear witness to Life and to this God given gift. Wearing the Life Runners shirt is very powerful and you are changing hearts, minds and souls by this very simple but courageous act.
* Ed for the last 35 years he has dedicated himself to the elderly and the dying, to give them respect and human dignity. He has been married to Beth for 33 years and has three children. He serves as the LIFE Runners St. Louis Missouri Area Leader.
Faith Challenge: Please read the Psalm (122) from today’s readings (click “full readings” above)…and then pray for all of those involved in the business of abortion, including our executive, legislative and judicial leaders, and, indeed, our nation itself.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel..
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: Blessed Edward Jones
Faith Quote: “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” ~ Ps 122:1-2,3-4AB
Through Christ our Lord,