St. Augustine tells us that Jesus comes to meet every human being as we are “fetching our water.” Jesus seeks us first, he explains, asking for a drink, thus expressing His thirst for our love. Jesus’s desire for our love “arises from the depths of God’s desire for us”—how comforting to know that Our Lord comes to find us right where we are, immersed in our work or rest. —Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers, Paraclete Press
Gracious Lord, you have opened my heart to you and your wisdom. But at times I still trust in my own intelligence and wisdom, and then I turn my back on you and go my own way. Open my heart to childlike trust in your word that I may follow where you lead me this week. Amen.