A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 10 August

St Lawrence (F)

2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Psalm 111; John: 12:24-26

Bear much fruit

Imagine a grain of wheat falling into the darkness of earth. This is simultaneously a sowing and a falling and a dying. In the womb of earth, new life emerges. Jesus, “a grain of wheat” enters into the evolutionary process of becoming in which death is an integral part. He invites disciples to follow his example. We are invited into a process of transformation: the grain dies that it may bear much fruit. How does this down-to-earth image bring awareness of the Earth and of the mystery of my relationship with Jesus?

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