Glorious Fruit – Reflection on John 12:24-26
It is hard to completely allow the Holy Spirit to work through you when you are “in the world” outside your faith community. Are you kind, just, righteous, compassionate, loving, and consistent in prayer to help bring those “of the world” “out of the world?” Our helping task is to let someone see how we are and behave to open the door for the Holy Spirit. to burn in their hearts. Jesus’s words sometimes seem harsh, but for the most part, he is discussing the spiritual aspect of our feelings and thinking processes of how not to be so enamored with worldly attractions. We can do the same as Him by mingling with those of the world, so some can come to believe. If we let ourselves mature into Jesus’s harvestable grain, we can be part of the process of helping others fall and germinate on the holy ground into visible, glorious fruit.
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John 12:24-26 – Scripture*
24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.
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