Jesus said, “unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it will not bear fruit.” We’re to be fruitful. Something will need to die for us to be fruitful. It may be some image of ourselves, some impression, or decision, or resolution, or privilege, or fear, or time that we feel is our rightful possession. It’s going to get in the way of what Jesus calls “abundant life.” Let it go, surrender it, let it die.
-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE