Transfer of life


“I am the vine,
you are the branches.”
(John 15:5)

Communication between
the Vine and the branches
is not about the exchange
of information, but a natural,
ongoing, and essential
communion of life
between the two.

–R. Thomas Ashbrook

Already connected


One of the most difficult aspects of piety is learning that in a sense there is nothing we need to do.

No amount of spiritual experience
will get us more connected to the vine.

No virtue will bring us any more into union with Christ than we are already.

The only issue for us to attend with utter seriousness is what it means to be who we are in union with Christ.

-Andrew Purves
The Crucifixion of Ministry

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