Thought of the Day March 24, 2023 I thirst

By 10:18 AM

 From the cross Jesus in his agony cries out "I thirst". Yes, this was a result of the physical reality of not eating or drinking anything from the night before. But it is more from the dehydration resulting from the lost of so much blood over the past few hours. His lips were swollen, his mouth dry and his throat parched. He cries out "I thirst" for he thirsts for our salvation, the reason he is dying on the cross. 

St. Teresa of Calcutta summed up the words “I thirst” in her own reflection of Jesus’ thoughts from the Cross. “I thirst for you. I thirst to love and to be loved by you – that is how precious you are to me. Come to me, and fill your heart and heal your wounds. If you feel unimportant in the eyes of the world, that matters not at all. For me, there is no one any more important in the entire world than you. I thirst for you. Come to me. Thirst for me. Give me your life – and I will prove to you how important you are to my heart.”

What will our response be?

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