You Must Die!

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains just a grain of wheat.” In this Sunday’s Gospel, Christ is alluding to His own death. He is the grain of wheat that must die. “But if it dies, it produces much fruit.” Christ’s death has produced so much fruit! The field is full of wheat that was produced from Christ’s death. His death, and resurrection, will continue to produce fruit until the end of time.

Christ is also speaking to us. We, too, must fall to the ground and die. We must die to our sinfulness, our selfishness, our greed, our fear and anger. There is so much fear and anger in this country right now. Fear about the economy. Fear and anger about the direction the country is going in. We must die to these fears. We must let go of all of it!

We are all called to bear fruit. It is our mission as followers of Christ. Unless and until we die to our fears and anger, to all that is keeping us focused on Christ, we will never rise. We will never bear fruit.

Heavenly Father, we give to you all that is keeping us from you. We give you our sinfulness, our greed, our fears, and our anger. Give us the strength to die to these things so that we may bear the fruit you are asking us to bear. Amen.

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