Prayer for Self-Dying (John 12:20-33): 29 March 2009 (Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Prayer for Self-Dying (John 12:20-33):  29 March 2009 (Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Today’s Readings

Dear Lord,

Today you speak once again about the grain of wheat that needs to die before it can bear fruit.  It’s a neat metaphor, but what it means–what it requires–is far from neat.  As is often the case, you are referring to yourself as well and the example you have lived, as we shall soon commemorate this coming Holy Week.  You are that grain of wheat that had to die to bear the fruits in us.