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Let's not forget that one of the tasks of a thorough hermeneutic is to consider Jesus' original audience and how they would interpret the metaphor. His audience was not composed of plant biologists but mostly non-scientific-types who had actual experiences with growing wheat to make bread, the "staff of life" back then. Combine this piece of the ...


A grain falls from the head of wheat. Technically detached and no longer connected to the growing wheat. It's dead! Then the rain comes and it grows producing 20 more grains. Is like planting a seed and watering it and growing it to maturity. Maybe it's the meaning of life!

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