We are now in the Third Week of Lent and at Mass on Sunday we heard the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus tells the woman….
‘Whoever drinks this water
will get thirsty again;
but anyone who drinks the water that I shall give
will never be thirsty again:
the water that I shall give
will turn into a spring inside him, welling up to eternal life.’
From our ‘Renewing through Lent’ booklet we are given this Invitation to Prayer…
- Are there areas of my life that I yearn to “bring to God’s light” for healing?
- Who might be asking me for a ‘drink’ of compassion and kindness at this time?
- Rather than blame others for our disappointments, are there opportunities for me to more courageously care for others?
And the Mantra for the week:
The love of God has poured into my heart.
With all the uncertainty that is occurring in our lives at present, these messages are even more important. This is a time when we need to bring God’s light, show compassion and kindness, and be courageous even when we may be feeling vulnerable ourselves.
The link below is one that Fr Hosking has shared with me. It is a letter of wisdom to us here on Earth, on how to deal with these times, from St Ignatius himself! (aka Belgium Jesuit and author Nikolaas Sintobin SJ).
Mrs Jacquie McCabe
Head of Ignatian Ethos