“In all truth I tell you, unless a wheat grain falls into the earth and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies it yields a rich harvest.”
I’ve always heard this verse every so often in the Gospel, but I never knew what it truly meant until today. Jesus is saying that, just like a grain of wheat needs to die to produce a good harvest, a part of us must die to become new. We must break away from our old ways to become the person we are meant to be. Maybe there is part of you that needs to change, but it took a figurative “slap in the face” to see it. Now part of you must die and let go of the old you so that you may be made new. Maybe there is something you do that you know isn’t right, so you need to fix it. Let go of your old ways; as they say, “old habits die hard.” Lent is the perfect season to die and be made new. As the season closes these next two weeks, reflect on part of you that needs to die so you can “yield a rich harvest.” Take a break and think about how you will do this as Lent comes to an end.