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Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent



Ezekiel 4 7: 1-9, 12

"This water flows into the eastern district down upon the Arabah,

and empties into the sea, the salt waters, which it makes fresh.

Wherever the river flows,

every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live,

and there shall be abundant fish,

for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh.

Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall grow;

their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail.

Every month they shall bear fresh fruit,

for they shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary.

Their fruit shall serve for food, and their leaves for medicine."


REFLECTION

WATER is a necessity of life. Without water, life on earth would not exist.


What is the significance of fresh water? Life forms on land need fresh water because these organisms can't flush out or get rid of high contents of salts like in seawater. Not just any water will sustain life.


This water described in Ezekial is better than fresh water because it seems to multiply the life it touches. It is purer than any water coming down from the mountains. This water is coming from the sanctuary. The sanctuary is in the Holy of Holies, where God is present. As Jesus told the Samaritan woman, " I will give you living water."


Jesus gives us this living water in the sacraments. This is why we must pray for priests.

The priest will continue Jesus' work on earth by distributing the sacraments to God's people.

Let us pray the PAPA Prayer for all Priests to be faithful to God and bring many souls to him.






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