Now is the time
(in the week before Good Friday)
to scatter the wheat berries
onto dark, fragrant potting soil,
sprinkle them with water,
In just a few days,
little green shoots will appear.
Every year I do this.
Even this year, with a baby who toddled along behind me and ate the seeds.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit." (John 12:24)
(I get my wheat berries at the Anoka health-food store, where they are sold in bulk).