Opening Prayer: By the passion of Your Divine Son, You caused an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life; Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of Your Son. Amen. (Venite by Robert Benson)
Scripture: John 12:20-36
Journal: Where in your life are you sensing that something must die in order for many seeds to be produced? What is it? What is your “kernel?” What are the “many seeds?” Where in your life have you seen evidence of life coming out of death?
Nothing that has not died will be resurrected. ~C. S. Lewis
Closing Prayer: Thank you, O God, that spring always follows winter, that Easter always follows Good Friday, that resurrection always follows death!!! Thank you that when a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it always produces many seeds. Thank you, O God, that death does not have the final word, life does. We praise you God of life!!!