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Living Water

Audio Download: 2017-03-19 Living Water.MP3

Only Jesus can satisfy our thirst.

Three Points of the Homily:

1. We are seeking for things that cannot satisfy.

The physical thirst of the Samaritan woman is symbolic of her thirst for love and happiness that she was looking for in men, as evidence of her having had 5 husbands and the one that she is living with is not her husband.

Marilyn Monroe as a classic example of a modern Samaritan Woman looking to satisfy her thirst in things of this world.

What are the wells that we go to where we draw water to satisfy our thirst? Is it in money, possession, sports, entertainment, addictions?

2. Only Jesus can satisfy our thirst by the living water that He gives.

"Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but the one who drinks of the water that I will give will never be thirsty." - John 4:13-14

"Let anyone who is thirsty come to me: and let the one who believes in me drink, for the Scripture says: Out of the believer's heat shall flow rivers of living water. Jesus was referring to the Spirit which those who believe in him were to receive." John 7:37-39

3. We quench our thirst through prayer as we encounter Jesus there.

"Jesus' thirst was not so much for water but to encounter a parched soul." - Pope Francis

The wonder of prayer is revealed beside the well where we come seeking water: there, Christ comes to meet every human being. It is he who first seeks us and asks us for a drink. Jesus thirsts; his asking arises from the depths of God's desire for us. Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God's thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him. - CCC 2560

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