Interior life and pruning vine

“One thing that has been extremely helpful for me is to know myself by pruning,” Brother Rafael says. “What you do with the vines is you’re constantly removing what is extra. You remove the extra clusters, you remove the extra leaves and canopy. For what?”

It’s so the remaining grapes have space to develop beautifully. Brother Rafael continues, “It’s the same with me in my interior life. I need to remove what is superfluous.”

Note: excerpts from: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/09/398339770/these-vintner-monks-turn-wilderness-into-the-divine-gift-of-wine

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