Water that Heals- Homily by Rev Fr Osita Eze
Dear brothers and sisters, our readings today draw our attention to one of the essential elements of we human beings which is: Water.
Do you know that:
- Water is life and clean water means health?
- We don’t know the worth of water till the well is dry?
- Thousands have lived without love but not one has lived without water?
- Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean?
- A life without health is like a river without water.
My dear friend, to say that water is important is to say the least. We drink water to quench our thirst.
We need water to bath and clean ourselves up. We need water to wash our clothes, plates, dirty environment, etc.
we need water in our farms. We drink water for therapy (good health). Our cars need water to move to avoid overheating. We need water every time and everywhere! No wonder the Israelites complained in the first reading that they needed water to quench their thirst in the desert. Their way and manner of asking, thereby putting God to the test may be wrong. But the truth was that they were thirsty and we all could have done the same if not worse. Even Jesus in the gospel, after the long journey to the Samaritan town called Sychar, was tired and needed water to drink and He asked for water. Even on the cross, before Jesus bowed his head and died he said: “I thirst.”(John 19:29).
My dear people of God, if this is how important water is to us, you can, therefore, imagine what the living water Jesus talked about with the Samaritan woman will be like. He said: “Whoever drinks this 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.”
May this living water cleanse our land and the world of coronavirus. Amen.
May this living water cleanse our country Nigeria of every form of corruption, kidnapping, Boko Haram, herdsmen, and all evils. Amen. May this living water cleanse and purify us from our sins and weaknesses. Amen. May this living water cleanse and wash away all our worries, anxieties, fears, tensions, disappointments, failures, stagnations, bad luck, barrenness, etc. amen. May this living water soften our hearts of stone, unforgiving hearts, hearts of malice and constant quarrels and fights in our marriages and relationships; and fill us all with hearts of love and peace, generous and accommodating. Amen.
Finally, may this living water cleanse and heal us of every form of sickness and diseases. Amen.
Happy Sunday to you all and God bless you.