Tuesday, May 10, 2011

John 4:13-14 - The Woman at the Well

Scripture: John 4:13-14

Jesus said to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."


There is a thirst in every human heart.

Each of us is like that lonely Samaritan woman.

We are thirsting for something.

Something that will satisfy all our longings.

But often we search in the wrong places.

We draw water from many wells:

The water of praise to quench our thirst for self esteem;

The water of success to quench our thirst for importance;

The water of pleasure to quench our thirst for joy.

But we still get thirsty.

Only God can give us what we are looking for.

He alone can cause a spring to well up inside us.

In our journey to the promised land of eternal life.

From New Sunday and Holy Day Liturgies by Flor McCarthy

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