Lent Day 14

Another way to understand the Christ Mystery is to look at the growth of a plant from a seed.

When a seed is planted, it first grows roots. Once these roots take hold of the earth, a small stem will begin to emerge and eventually break through the soil. When this happens, we say that the seed has sprouted. The warmth and light from the sun nourishes the plant through photosynthesis.

We can compare this process to human life. When, as human beings, we incarnate, we put our roots down on the earth and receive nourishment from water and minerals. We begin to sprout when we experience the ‘sense of self’, which we call the human I-being. Then we reach up to the sun, which represents Christ, for a new level of nourishment.

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