Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 27, A.D. 2005
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Jesus is Tired . . .
. . . and stops to refresh Himself--and in so doing, sees sin--and asks her to "give Him to drink." She marvels at His request and He then offers her His drink that alone truly quenches and begets the wellspring within of eternal life.
His thirst for her soul is quenched in her belief that He is the Messiah, and subsequently the entire town drinks of this Truth and believes. The question of the unprecedented town for this conversion is answered when Jesus proclaims true worship derives not from a particular race or location; rather the hour is here when the Father seeks true worshipers in Spirit and in Truth.
Urged by His disciples to eat the food they have prepared, Jesus discloses He has been strengthened by food they do not know about. This "bread" that strengthens Him is doing the Will and finishing the Work of the Father.
We learn eternal life is sustained by the gift from Jesus of the interior wellspring that worships the Father in Spirit and Truth. The Bread that strengthens us is doing the Will and finishing the Work of the Father. We have all we need to live -- from, with and in Him.
O Lord, when we feel too tired to go on,
let us drink from what gives life to souls
and finish the Work of the harvest
to the glory of the Father worshiping in Spirit and Truth.
- Mary Williams
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