Friday, May 04, 2012

'I am the vine': A look at John 15 and Eucharistic echoes (podcast on the Sunday readings)

"I am the vine, you are the branches" (John 15:5). So Jesus tells us in this Sunday's Gospel. 

But what does it mean? In this podcast, we take a careful look carefully at the imagery. In particular, I discuss some of the Eucharistic echoes scholars have detected in the passage. 

Listen on iTunes or click the link below. Look for more information on this podcast over at the corresponding post at 

Feel free to leave your comments below.


De Maria said...

I noticed that you made a connection between abiding with Him on the vine and abiding with Him in the Eucharist.

I didn't notice whether you also made a connection to abiding with Him in the Commandments:

John 15:10
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

1 John 3:24
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.


De Maria

John Bergsma said...

Nice to see the podcasts back.