Thursday, May 31, 2012

What Do You Drink When You're Thirsty?

We have all heard that water quenches thirst better than any other beverage. In fact, drinks like coffee, tea and soda actually makes us thirstier, so why do we still drink these drinks instead of water? Many of us, in spite of our better judgment, ignore the advice of doctors and physical trainers when it comes to satisfying our desires. The same thing is true when it comes to our spiritual desires.
The Lord said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7.37-38) The Lord is offering to quench our thirst for peace and love by coming to Him and believing in Him. In fact, just like water, the only thing that will truly quench our thirst for peace and love is being in communion with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But, in spite of our better judgment, we ignore Jesus call for communion and try to quench our desires using other resources such as fishing, hiking, camping, sports, alcohol, drugs, sex, money, power, authority, food…just about anything BUT being in communion with Jesus Christ.

Just as we find ourselves thirstier when we drink coffee or tea, we will be thirstier when we use other things to quench our desires beside Jesus Christ. If we really desire peace and love, the only way to quench this desire is to approach Jesus Christ and live in communion with Him. This is accomplished IN CHURCH for the Divine Liturgy and other Holy Services of our Church. Then He will give us His Holy Spirit that will not only quench our thirst but become a gushing fountain from our hearts. This is the promise of Pentecost.

Are you thirsty for peach and love? Then come to Church and approach Jesus Christ and live in communion with. Invite Him into your heart and welcome the Holy Spirit to gush from your heart and you will find peace and never thirst again.

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