Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:23-26
Jesus’ response to the Greeks was simple: “I have a life for you to live but you probably won’t like it!”
Dying. Hating their life. Serve Christ. Follow Christ.
It all seems so fantastic and unreal.
It was no longer “I’ll feed you loaves and fishes so you can come to me” but instead “die to yourselves and follow me” “hate your life in this world.”
Tough teaching. Important, life-changing lesson.