It is the fifth Sunday of Lent. Today, we ponder the mystery of growth. Jesus compares our faith with a grain of wheat. For a wheat seed to produce more wheat seed it first must die. Only when it is planted in the earth, receives water and warmth can it germinate, sprout, and grow. Jeremiah could only speak of the new thing God would do only after he preached his people into exile. Spiritual growth is step forward into the unfamiliar. It means giving up something familiar and good and satisfying. It frequently means a parting or separation. For us to grow spiritually, we must respond to God in different ways, depending where we are in our stage of life.
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