By Sr. Spero

After a string of sweltering days, I read the translation of this morning’s antiphon—“I thirst for the living God”—as if I had never seen it before. Water has been tasting so good, and I am gulping it with abandon. Normally, I take water for granted, and have to force myself to drink it – to “stay hydrated” as the health magazines say. It must be the same with “Living Water.” (John 4:14) I don’t appreciate the miracle until I don’t have it, and I feel dry and hopeless. But that’s when I can say, “I thirst for the living God.” And that’s when he answers.


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