Thursday March 26th, John 12: 24 "Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. We see this enacted again and again, year after year, and yet, it seems to escape us, or does it? Jesus uses the metaphor to explain not only his need to go to the cross, but our need to pick up our cross and follow. The more we hang onto life, the smaller that life becomes. As the days are getting longer and warmer, and as the wannabe green thumb begins to itch, see what nature can teach you about the God who created nature.  Birch trees grow in groups of three or more; last year’s plants that die to self, rise to new life; small little seeds, when nurtured and cared for can grow into amazing, life giving organisms; all the different plants need one another in order to grow healthily, bio-diversity, like all diversity, helps maintain that health.  The easy part is the learning, the harder part is the applying. We need to grow together, work together, give of ourselves and embrace the amazing newness of life and ideas in each and every generation. 


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