Hope all’s well.
My dad he loved his roses and he was always keen to teach us how and when to prune properly.
He always pruned first fortnight in February. Cut just above the fresh bud and at an angle with the point facing out the way he would always say. Look for any seven leaf suckers and gently take them out root and all.
If you want roses or any plant to look healthy and at their best, then proper pruning is essential.
Jesus talks about pruning.
God is the divine gardener, the divine pruner who cuts away anything that is holding us back from what God is calling us to be.
Maybe what needs to be pruned or cut away is a grudge or resentment. Maybe what needs to be cut away is anger or jealousy or a bad habit.
Letting go is pruning.
There’s always the need to take a look at our lives, to examine our consciences, to see where pruning, where cutting away is needed, so that we can live the kind of life that God desires. Basically, so that we can be free.
Tonight, P7s would have been celebrating Confirmation.
Whenever the new date for the current P7s is announced (they will all be in S1 by then) parents will be invited via St Nicholas’ to confirm their enrolment.
Remember in your prayers all the young people of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s parishes, who, when circumstances do permit, will be taking the step of faith in Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Today, 13th May, is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. A live streamed Mass will be celebrated at Carfin Grotto by Bishop Total this morning at 11am. Visit Carfin Grotto live or find it on Motherwell Diocese website.
In these troubled times, Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us to God.
I hope you have a good day.