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Angela Ashwin

Reflection for February


Jesus said,
'I am the vine,
you are the branches;
if you abide in me,
and I in you,
you will bear much fruit;
for apart from me
you can do nothing.'
John 15:5

take up my prayer into your prayer,
and my life into your life.
Make me part of your healing work
in the world.

Let me lose myself in you,
that I may find my true self
and bear your fruit.

'The more we are united to Christ in love,
the more we are united in love
to one another.'

Thomas Merton, 'Bread in the Wilderness', Hollis & Carter 1954, p. 86

Expanded from the Meditation 'The Vine'  in 'Wait and See', Meditation 3, page 20,
by Angela Ashwin. Published by Eagle,  1997.
This book and its sister volume 'Wait and Trust' are out of print, but illustrated copies are available second hand.
The CD Rom 'Wait and See' can be obtained from McCrimmons Publishers.