Runaway Train

"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain, but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest" 

John 12:24
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:3-4,12-15; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33

Sermon Week/Year

Fifth Sunday of Lent, B

A famous psychiatrist says he discovered in his practice that long-term drug addicts have only two options available to them: one is death, and the other is God. He says that unless they manage to get religion — discover God in some way — they will continue to go downhill until, sadly, they reach the end of the road.  However, this holds true for all of us. If we fail to recognize the presence of God in our lives, we are spiritually dead.

“Runaway Train” is the title of a 1993 song and music video by the band “Soul Asylum.” In the lyric, a runaway teenager laments the mess she has gotten into, saying, 

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one-way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow, I’m neither here nor there

It seems no one can help me now
I’m in too deep

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