Branches (us) become inter-woven on the vine (Jesus). In that weave, branches support each other and the fruit. We need to be more supportive of each other to maintain that strong connection with Jesus. Alleliua.
The name we use for a friend describes the closeness of the relationship. If one feels truly close with their Savior, then they would use Jesus. If one feels distant, then they might use God. Alleluia.
St. Paul tells us very simply that without charity we are nothing. Charity is the greatest of the theological virtues. Jesus made charity the new commandment and modeled it for us in His Passion. Alleluia.
Being part of a family brings with it certain responsibilities. We share in all aspects; good and bad. And sometimes we need a reminder of our obligations. We must also remember Jesus Christ is there to share in and lighten burdens. Alleluia.