Thought of the Day April 7, 2022 Fountain of living water or broken cisterns?

By 10:05 AM

 "I thirst"


Jesus thirsts for our love in response to his love. He says:  I thirst for purity, I thirst for poverty, I thirst for obedience, I thirst for that wholehearted love, I thirst for that total surrender.   


Like the deer our hearts long for the springs of running water in the Church. These springs are the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Jeremiah testifies that the Father is like a fountain when he says: "They have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, to dig for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water." These broken cisterns are where we go when we sin. In another passage we read about the Son: "They have forsaken the fountain of wisdom." Is that not true again when we sin? Then where should we go?  John says of the Holy Spirit:  "Whoever drinks the water I will give him, that water shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into eternal life." The evangelist explains that the Savior said this of the Holy Spirit. 

"My heart thirsts for God, the living fountain." Do we burn with desire and thirst for God?


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