Thought of the Day March 5, 2022 "I thirst for your love."

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 "I Thirst."

On another level Jesus was thirsting for us. His cry was a cry of infinite love for us, who are sinners. How can we begin to fathom the anguish he experienced on my behalf?  He thirsted for my love for him in recognition of the price he paid for our salvation. In his passion and death he gave his life that I might have life eternal, life to the fullest. His thirst was an invitation for us to choose to give our lives totally to him in response. We cannot match his gift, only to respond as fully as possible in love. Our true happiness lies in that actualized decision. For Jesus said: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.”  It is only with his daily grace that we can begin to truly thirst for him in love.

There is a thirst in the heart of God. He does not need us to quench this thirst. But He wants us to experience his life-giving love, so that he might fully satisfy our thirst. That cry of thirst was expressed by the God/Man from the pulpit of the cross. "I thirst." “Nothing that you do or can do,” Christ tells Catherine of Siena, “pleases me as much as when you believe that I love you.”

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