on water and thirst, but what exactly do
context? It’s not just water as we know it
that Jesus is talking about, but the saving
love of God poured out into our hearts
stands for the absence of God in our lives
human heart. St. Augustine talks about “our hearts being restless until
they find their rest in God.”
spring of life within us.
who provides a mysterious type of water producing a well-
from the mistakes of over-indulgence in drink, drugs, promiscuity and
gambling. Her conversion gives us great hope
a worthwhile life was beyond her. Yet her past did not hinder her from
coming close to Christ.
a man, by asking for a drink of water, restored a woman’s dignity and
changed her life.
first time. It was a mere beginning which planted us, seed-like, in the
garden of God. As life goes on we need to be constantly in touch with
this fountain of living water which Jesus gave us
and the miracle of growth in godliness does not take place.
baptism. Friends, if we are suffering from thirst, simply remember
that the Spirit of the Living God
for the unending, the unchanging and the eternal.
Let us be faithful,