Things We Thirst For

John 4: 5-42

According to science, an infant is 75- 78 percent water. By one-year-old, the infant is 65 percent water. When the infant reaches adulthood, the person is about 50 to 65 percent water.

Hence, when we lack water, we get thirsty. Many ailments come from dehydration, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Constipation
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor digestion
  • Affected mental ability

In fact, a person can live longer without food than without water.

In the Gospel, Jesus tells us that he is the “Living Water.” Why did he say this? If our body thirsts for water, our soul thirsts for the living water for the lack of satisfaction in life, the causes of which are as follows:

  • Sin makes us thirstier in life. After one porn film, you will be searching for the next; after one drug, you will be searching for the next; after one anger, another anger will surely follow.
  • Not Finding a Purpose in Life. It is said that the two happiest days in a person’s life: date of birth and date that the purpose in life has been discovered. When we find it, we find meaning because this is the sole purpose why we are here on earth.
  • Not Knowing God. Is God in the head or is He in the heart? Is the Mass an obligation or is it truly a thanksgiving? Do we do things because of fear or because we are grateful? Is God really the most important or is He just one aspect of my life? It is not easy to follow God but it is worth it. “I will never leave you nor abandon you.”

Kung paano humihingal ang usa sa pagkauhaw sa tubig batis, gayong humihingal ang aking kaluluwa sa pagsasabik sa iyo, O Diyos.

(Translated from Filipino:
As a Deer thirsts for streams of water, so I thirst for you God.)

Psalm 42:1

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