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Let us go to the "Water," to the Source of all we need in our lives: Jesus Christ. We do not need to bring anything but our hearts, our deep desire for him, and our willingness to listen to him today. Tomorrow is gone. Today is a new gift. We do not know how many gifts of 24/7 days we have left to our lives on earth. We know that our days are numbered.
Today's readings from Mass are so consoling. We are invited to come to drink fully from the Lord, who loves us more than we can understand and too often forget. I know that I frequently look for God in all of the wrong places . . . wandering to this or that person, this or that spiritual insight, or to this or that gadget that I think will help me grow closer to Christ. All I really need to do is to wander back to him. I need to sit with him by the quiet streams. Why would I want to do anything else?
I am called to be convinced of the gentle and overflowing love which Jesus offers to me. Even amidst my own failings and sinfulness, even when I am tangled in the hurts and sufferings that come into my life, I am called to be convinced of this truth. Nothing changes the fact that I am loved unconditionally by my God. God waits for me to come closer to soak in that love and to be quenched of the thirst I have for him. There are too many times I thirst for the wrong things to satisfy me. He alone can satisfy. I know that, yet I wander elsewhere. I forget . . . I choose not to trust . . . there are many human reasons for why I do not always come to sit by the consoling water of God's love.
Thank you for this reminder today, Lord. Thank you for this resurrection of my getting back on track, or re-membering who I am and who You are for me.