Monday, March 16, 2015
A Grain of Wheat
"Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but, if it dies, it produces much fruit," says Jesus as he is coming to understand that his dying will bring new life, not only to him, but to the world.
Winter's ice melts into spring's flow. The fallow fields of winter eventually spring to life.
I used to think that we emphasized suffering too much in our thinking about the spiritual life. I see now that suffering is a necessary part of our relationship with God. It is the only way to new life.