NO ONE IS AN ISLAND
While we may all agree that, in principle, we are all part of family, community, church, we’re mostly rugged individuals making our own way in the world. We praise individual rights, individual choices, self-help, self-improvement, and self-actualization. Then comes Jesus saying, “I am the Vine, you are the branches” which threatens our individualism and replaces independence with mutual dependence. Is that good news?