John 12:24-26

They say He said:
“unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
it remains just a grain of wheat;
but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”

I ask:
Am I a grain of wheat
that I must fall and die
to yield fruit?
Or am I a woman
who has grown and lived
and borne children?

They say He said:
“whoever hates his life in this world
will preserve it for eternal life.”

I ask:
How do I love my neighbor as myself
if I hate my life in this world?
Or can I learn what to love here and now
and so for all eternity?

They say He said:
“The Father will honor whoever serves me.”

I ask:
Am I to seek honor
from a heaven Father?
or should I learn to honor
our Mother Earth?

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