Carmelite Homily for Wednesday (Easter V), May 13, 2020

May 14, 2020 |

Carmelite Homilies are recorded by Fr. Gregory Houck, O, Carm., following the Cycle of Readings of the Common Lectionary. His preacher’s blog is found at: fathergreg.com

In today’s Gospel Jesus uses the well-known image of ‘I am the vine; you are the branches; remain on the vine and you will bear great fruit.’  To remain on the vine means to do what the vine does, what Jesus does, which is: forgive seventy times seven, return a blessing for a curse, love your enemies, turn the other cheek, the Golden Rule.  This bears a great harvest, a great fruit.  Teresa of Avila says, “Let us not cease to believe that even in this life God gives the hundredfold.”  I think that’s what Jesus promises in today’s Gospel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory Houck
Fr. Gregory Houck, O.Carm., is currently on sabbatical and studying Communications and studying Spirituality at Loyola University Chicago. He has a Carmelite preachers blog at http://fathergreg.com .
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