‘When we die to something, something comes Alive within us…’
“Sometimes, when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.” This Christine Caine quote seems so apt for our Gospel reading today. A grain has the potential to flourish and bear fruit, but not if it remains in its current state. Jesus reminds us that there is no harvest without death; but dying can be uncomfortable, even painful.
God sees much more in us than we can see in ourselves. He sees our potential and our purpose. He sees what we can become if we just trust Him. For as Fulton Sheen so beautifully reminds us:
“When we die to something, something comes alive within us. If we die to self, charity comes alive; if we die to pride, service comes alive; if we die to lust, reverence for personality comes alive; if we die to anger, love comes alive.”
Ask yourself, then, do I want to remain a simple seed, or do I want to die and bloom for the glory of God?