"I thirst": He Who is the Well of Life, the Giver of the Water of Life, bore our thirst- He thirsted, and cryed out for a drink- for a mere sip to quench His lips. He who gives us piteous men of Himself to drink- Who pours out the Living Water of the Holy Spirit upon us, to quench our thirst, when we are unable to offer anything to Him but vinegar and bitterness. But our bitternest He cleanses, casting His wood in our sour and awful water. Our stench He sanctifies into pleasing incenses- our sin He has covered, and our death He has conquered.
O! worthy, worthy, forever worthy, is the Lamb Who was slain, and taketh away the sins of the world!
posted on 04/18/2003 8:27:35 PM PDT
(O Lord have mercy upon me, a sinner)
Our priest last night (visiting from Goa diocese in India, talked about the last seven sentences that Christ spole from the Cross. It was the best homily on Good Friday that I can remember!
"I thirst" was one of them, but he placed it in the same category with "My God, my God, why have You abandoned Me?"
posted on 04/19/2003 8:43:19 AM PDT
((†With God all things are possible.†))
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