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Third Sunday of Lent

March 23, 2014

LIVING WITH OUR THIRST

For what do we thirst?

A people in the desert thirst for the presence of God; the samaritian women in the Gospel thirsts for living water – the water of eternal life; and the Romans thirst for hope that does not disappoint.

For what do you thirst?  For what do you long?

An end to your fear?  Forgiveness from a friend?  The feelings of love and intimacy that have now faded?  Perhaps you long for community – an end to the loneliness?  The recovery of your dignity?  Perhaps just a moment of peace and comfort? 

And so just as the woman comes to the well, we come here.  Just like the woman, we often feel like a foreigner to God.  But we are not so far from God as we may believe, for all we must do is open our hearts and ask.  But do we know what we asking for?  This is the question.

CLICK HERE for the readings of the Third Sunday of Lent (Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-2,5-8; John 4:5-42).

The Poem adapted in today’s homily comes from “Let Us Be Women Who Love” by Idelette McVicker.

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