Arise / Vol. XXVI / No. 1 / September 2014
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. (Jn.12:24)
I’m thinking about the issue of Dying to Self these September days because we’re celebrating a favorite feast day of mine. It’s the Exaltation of the Holy Cross; it’s special to me because I have a close affinity to Holy Cross Cistercian Abbey in Berryville, Virginia.
Many of us might shudder and quake in our sneakers at the thought of Dying to Self. It goes against everything our American culture tells us we should do—Look Out For No. 1. Well, let's take a look . . .
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