A Gospel Reflection for March 25, 5th Sunday of Lent

20 Mar
Jesus said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone.  But if it dies, it will bear much fruit. Those who love their lives will lose them.  Those who hate their lives in this world will keep them to life eternal.” 

John 12.24-25
John’s gospel couples the grain of wheat metaphor with sayings about discipleship, about hating our lives in this world to keep them to life eternal.  These sayings call us to plant ourselves in the Christian community and follow Jesus by serving others.  “Where I am, there my servants must be,” Jesus says.

What seeds of hope are you planting with your life?
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