Sermon text: John 15: 5-15
I heard about a young man who left for college. Apparently his mother had packed his suitcases, so when he started to put his clothes away in his new dorm room he discovered two long, narrow pieces of cloth among the shirts, socks and underwear. These two pieces of cloth were neatly folded and ironed. At first the young man didn’t know what they were, but when he looked at the design of the cloth, he soon recognized the pattern … these were the strings from his mother’s favorite apron. She had cut them off for him…. Read full sermon here (PDF).