Saturday, April 1, 2017

Poem: “The Further Thirst” by Flor McCarthy, SDB


There is a thirst in every human heart.
Each of us is like that lonely Samaritan woman.
We are thirsting for something,
something that will satisfy all our longings.

But often we search in the wrong places,
We draw water from many wells:
the water of praise to quench our thirst for self-esteem;
the water of success to quench our thirst for importance;
the water of pleasure to quench our thirst for joy; …
But we still get thirsty.

Only God can give us what we are looking for.
God alone can cause a spring to well up inside us.
The water from this spring will sustain us in our journey
to the Promised Land of eternal life.

Flor McCarthy, SDB, New Sunday and Holy Day Liturgies, Year A; pp. 81-82.