"Jesus said to his disciples: "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but it if dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me."" (John 12:24-26)
Saint Lawrence August 10
Saint Lawrence was chief of the seven Roman deacons of Pope Sixtus II. In 258, four days after Pope Sixtus II had been martyred, the city Prefect of Emperor Valerian ordered Lawrence to collect all of the Church's valuables and turn them over to the state.
Willingly, Lawrence gathered together all the poor, lame and sick of the town and presented them to the Prefect of Rome saying, "Here is the Church's treasures."
Not the treasure the Prefect was looking for. He had Lawrence arrested and then roasted to death on a gridiron.