Sunday, April 18, 2010

An Abundance of Words

Dear A Peur,

Today we learned about seeking and claiming that one WORD that speaks our personal call to reveal God. So many words are out there in cyberspace and especially in the blogosphere. What's your WORD? Can you turn from your fear and, at least for a time, adopt as your WORD: Abundance?

What about that story in the fourth chapter of John's Gospel? What does Jesus' statement that the water He gives will "become in you a spring of water welling up to eternal life?" Such is the word "lerewayah," which, according to Robert Alter, means "abundant drink" or "satiety."

This is what I desire for you: that you seek and come to know the spring of water welling up to eternal life that is the revelation of our mysterious God: Jesus Christ. Go to the well. Fear not. There is enough for everyone, you included. When you have learned that and drawn the water that is uniquely yours you will be able to, in turn, call others to their own welling up to the abundance that has been there all along.

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