I hope the long weekend is treating you well. It's good to remember the reason for the holiday, which is remembering the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. Our passage for today comes from Jesus last lesson to his disciples before his arrest. He is telling them what is to come. He teaches about the Holy Spirit and about how they need to abide in him by resting in his love. He is the vine and we are the branches. We're all connected by love.