Daily Devotion | March 31 2023

Parable of the Grain of Wheat

Today’s Daily Devotion

March 31, 2023

By Dr. George Ceremuga

Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. John 12:24

Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me (VV.24-26).

The parable of the Grain of Wheat is an allegory of the passion of Christ. Jesus drew this parable about resurrection and the kingdom of God from the everyday circumstances of life. His rural audience could easily understand the principle of “resurrection” produced by dead seeds sown into the earth. Jesus uses the metaphor of the grain of wheat to illustrate the importance of ego death in the pursuit of salvation and entering the Kingdom of Heaven. He is suggesting that one must first allow their current convictions and ideas about the world to die and be shed, before they can be reborn with a purer, more virtuous self that is stronger than the original.

This parable is used by Jesus to teach them three things. First, he teaches them that he must die. Secondly, he shows them God is in control. Finally, he shows them that his death has purpose.
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.”
– Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Whoever serves me must follow me…

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