Vine Ripe Fruit “Pay Forward” #40


Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is - Vine Ripe Fruit. “I am the Vine, you are the branches: he that abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). What a simple thing it is to be a branch. The branch grows out of the vine or out of the tree, and there it lives and in due time bears fruit. This is such a good metaphor for our Father/Creator relationship with active members in Alcoholics Anonymous. We are like branches growing out of the Divine Vine. When we practice A.As’ spiritual principles we bear Vine Ripe Fruit. I reminded myself that every atom in my body, as it is with all created individuals, is for expressing love, bearing fruit, harmony of purpose, proof of our Father's Present and Action. His Divine Design coming in to this world of expression; His perfect circulation, assimilation and elimination, in that perfect rhythm called life, love giving each of us purpose and meaning; the vine ripe fruit of His grace. What seems to be failing is but the stepping stone. “Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands” (Terry Tempest Williams). Let my love be a healing power touching everything/one into Wholeness, for my love is an extension of our Father’s Love, ever Present. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.

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