“One of the greatest acts of faith Is to believe that the few years we live on this earth or like a little seed planted in a very rich soil. For the seed to bear fruit, it must die.”
Jesus uses the example of a mustard seed. But I like to think of the sunflower seed. For the sunflower lives and blooms for just a short time. Yet it produces hundreds of seeds to drop when it dies. Those seeds are born again in a new form. Resurrection is built into nature!
We are part of nature, made in the creative and glorious imagination of God. We must not fear dying, but hold fast to the faith in the One who overcame death and resurects us to keep this cycle going until heaven and earth become one.
Nouwen, Henri. Finding My Way Home. Crossroads Publishing 2004.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”