Divine “NO!”

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask what you will and you shall get it

John 15:7
Acts 9:26-31; Psalms 22:26-27,28,30,31-32; I John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8

Sermon Week/Year

Fifth Sunday of Easter, B

There’s an old legend about a man who wandered throughout the world seeking his deepest desires. He wandered from one city to another, from one realm to another looking for fulfillment and happiness, but in all his wanderings never came to it. Finally one day, tired from his search, he sat down underneath a great tree at the foot of a mountain. What he did not know is that this was “The Great Wish Fulfilling Tree.” Whatever one wishes for when seated underneath immediately becomes true.

As he rested his weariness he thought to himself, “What a beautiful spot is this. I wish I had a home here,” and instantly before his eyes a lovely home appeared. Surprised and delighted he thought further, “Ah, if only I had a partner to be here with me, then my happiness would be complete,” and in a moment a beautiful woman appeared calling him “husband” and beckoning to him. “Well first, I am hungry,” he thought. “I wish…

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