John 4:28 "the woman put down her water
jar and hurried back to tell the people".
"She put down her water jar. This very well may be
the heart of this beautiful story. Her water jar is her
own agenda. . . She walked away from that well with
Living Water because she was able to let go of her
own agenda . . . and go forth with God's agenda."
from Macrina Wiederkehr, A Tree Full of Angels
Help me put down my water jar - my
agenda, my expectations, my plans, my
desires. These get in the way of your Mighty
Ways, your Divine Intentions for my life. In
my own humanity, I fail to come to the altar
without some remnant of thought or partial
desire in my heart. In the deepest part of my
soul, I long to worship You with pure intent.
I thirst for Living Water. Fill my cup . . . I lift it up . . .
Quench this thirsting in my soul . . . Fill it up and make
me whole. Find me on my knees, my soul in
the circle of grace, listening for Your Agenda.
Amen. ~ dho