5th Sunday in Lent John 12:20-33

 Perched on the end of its stock

Out of the reach of the ground

A grain grows


Full of life that is

And is to be

In the bringing forth of life

Not only to itself

But to all who partake


Lord help me


to face

--that which has been faced

--for generation after generation

--(a grain of wheat)

that which makes no sense

and yet is the only thing

--that makes sense


I fear what is to come to all

I fear accepting my death

As real

And facing the unknown

--(to earth)

even Christ’s soul was troubled

and felt agony

at the facing of what




--------(and dies)

But I know

--in my innermost self

that to live

I must let go

To truly live

I must accept all of life

--even death

and not hang on to my self

--as god

--(it remains alone)

I thank you Lord

For your Son

Who died

--(but if it dies)

that I might live

--(it bears much fruit)


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