According to the law of nature, to have a beautiful flower blooming shimmering on the branches, the source used to be a small, ugly, dry seed. But when it meets the soil and water, it swells, splits and splits open, sprouting new life, the tree slowly grows until it blooms to bear fruit. The grain of rice sown in the muddy field must also swell and rot to grow seedlings, then become a lush rice plant and eventually bear a heavy flowering, from a rotten seed to hundreds of millions of new seeds. It is a natural trade-off that is extremely profitable. For ” So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. “(1 Cor 15: 42-44). Jesus himself gave up his glory as a slave, humbled himself to the point of being willing to die on a cross, to give birth to salvation, to give salvation to all, and allow us to enter new life.
Jesus uses an image of a grain of wheat that is easy to understand and to apply to his life, and is also a general rule for those who want to follow him. he is the grain of wheat sown into the ground. His passion and death led to eternal life, to bring together the Jews and the non-jews an immense community of love.
In the life of Christian, if we are willing to be scratched by going against in life, to live the Word of God, to die for sins and bad streaks, then the Lord himself will change, make our new life is possible.
“Anyone who loves his life will lose it; Anyone who despises his life in this life will keep it for everlasting life. Whoever serves me, follow me; and wherever I am, there will be those who serve me”(Jn 12: 25-26). Jesus asserted: Whoever wants to save his life will lose it; And whoever risks his life for my sake will find it. The gain-loss in abandonment or retention, he proved by the natural law: “If a seed falls to the ground and does not rot, it will be alone, but if it does, it will arise hundreds of other seeds”. In this sense, we can realize the reason for sacrificing, “dying” to be “alive”. Anyone who cares for pleasure in this life will lose eternal life. Anyone who dares to renounce himself for the sake of God and the sake of the Gospel will have eternal life to come. The disciple – “who serves me” must also follow the same path as Jesus to attain glory. Like a grain of wheat, we too must die for sin to produce more fruit.
Oh my god! You are the grain of wheat sown into the ground, you died for us to have eternal life, just as the grain of wheat sown into the ground must die to bear much fruit. You gave your life for us, so you exemplary sacrificing your life for generations. Let us make sacrifices every day, in exchange for the great values of the Gospel, so that each day of our lives will become a sacrifice pleasing to You. Amen.