Today, let us think about our approach to life, everything we have and everything that concerns us. It is all beautiful and now let us compare our life to a grain of wheat.
Jesus' words express the essence of the life of the soul. We assert the soul will truly live only when it dies to itself. Because this is the first task of the soul. Since the interior has been created by the heart of God as a result of His infinite love.
The goal of the soul is to be patterned in God's image.
This pattern is love.
But love is a continuous giving, a continuous birthing of the soul with the victim, like a grain of wheat's parent that must die in the ground.
The soul that is to render to God must agree to its own death as well. Love must die to its own self, its own ego, pride, everything. It is like giving back a sense of security.
Because only then the soul begins to truly live, and begins to have pure love.
That is why Jesus said, "the person who loves their life loses it, and the person who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life."
The hatred is not clinging to what we assumed to be our ownership. It means to keep a distance from everything we can in order to stand first before God.
Because the Christian life, for the life of the soul, depends on how we look at God and find meaning and purpose in life.
Jesus wants us to be courageous today, to agree to become like the same grain of wheat as He was. He wants to tell us that when everything seems terrible and harsh to us and beyond our human strength, with Him it is possible to bear. And, only He can transmit defeat into victory.
May we soon, upon seeing the empty tomb of Jesus be able to be the witness of life.