Planting Seeds at Christmas

Jesus wasn’t born as a baby, he was planted as a seed. Jesus refers to himself agriculturally a few times: In John 12, he refers to his life as a grain of wheat that has to fall to the earth and die in order to bear fruit. In John 4 he tells the disciples that they are reapers, harvesting what has grown because of the work of others, including himself. And in the parable of the sower, he is both sower and seed, because he is himself the word of God. Paul picked up on this metaphor, referring to himself…
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The Conversation Every Millennial Needs to Have With Their Parents

According to the 2013 Conversation Project National Survey, 90 percent of people said that talking with their families or loved ones about end-of-life care is important, yet only 27 percent have had the conversation. Talking about end-of-life care with a family member is not just for the unforeseen accident.[…]