Only after Easter were the disciples able to understand Jesus’ words. Now they knew that Jesus was and is God in the flesh, our way to the Father. Today, we hear how this is possible. Jesus tells us that He is the vine and we are the branches. It is only because of Jesus, who is the vine, that we become branches. Our sermon today encourages us to share this Good News that Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life, so that others will also know who Jesus is and be branches grafted into the vine.