John 7:37
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink.”

If you are thirsty, don’t:
Jump through hoops to make yourself worthy of a drink;
Demand your rights;
Call thirst “superstition” and pretend you aren’t thirsty;
Drink gasoline, hot wax, battery acid or other things that aren’t drinkable.

Instead, do:
Receive the offer of God and drink of the Holy Spirit.

It’s that simple.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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  • fatherjo

    Cheers! L’Chaim!