Thought of the Day June 9, 2017

By 9:35 AM

"The word of God is a tree of life that offers us
blessed fruit from each of its branches. It is like that rock which was struck open in the wilderness, from which all were offered spiritual drink. Be glad then that you are overwhelmed, and do not be saddened
because he has overcome you. A thirsty person is happy when drinking, and not depressed, because the spring is inexhaustible. You can satisfy your thirst without exhausting the spring; then when you
thirst again, you can drink from it once more." (St. Ephrem) The scriptures are given to us to nourish us and guide us on our journey to God. Reading the Word of God regularly should be as much a part of our daily routine as eating and sleeping. But not to read it as a novel or magazine. Rather, read it reflectively and prayerfully. What does that mean? Pray before, during and afterwards for understanding. Reflect on what you read. When a passage strikes you, spend time praying and reflecting on it. In other words, saver the fresh waters of this river of life.

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