FOR WHAT DO WE THIRST? Theologian and humanitarian Jean Vanier points out that to be thirsty in biblical language is to be “dried up inside,” “to feel totally empty and in anguish.” To be thirsty is to long for love, acceptance, and affirmation. In other words, it is to thirst for a heart-to-heart connection with the living and loving God.
Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days
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For what do you thirst? Share your thoughts.
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”
—John 4:13-14, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
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