A Thirst — for Love?

Water Bottles Awaiting Recycling

Good Morning, God!

It was just a few days ago that the relationship between Water and Love resurfaced in my mind. That idea reappeared this morning as I gathered up the empty water bottles from around the house for recycling. Water is essential. And, so is Love. Love is far more essential than we seem to realize. It isn’t the frosting. It’s the CAKE! We (me?) really don’t understand that, do we, God.

Hmmm. Speaking of cake reminds me of sugar and the upcoming diabetes epidemic. Excessive thirst can be a sign of impending diabetes. And adult on-set diabetes is on the rise — a dramatic rise. I’m sitting here, God, trying to remember who said that a craving for sugar is a craving for the Mother. Certainly, comfort foods tend to be made with sugar — or lots of starch that quickly turns into sugar. But, sugar is only a temporary comfort . . . not that longed for source of unconditional love.

So, back to the water bottles. I don’t mean to knock them, God. We NEED water. But, I am thinking of the difference between that Living Water that You talked about — about how You would transform us so that Rivers of Living Water would flow out from us. And those who drank would never thirst again. I’m comparing that to the water bottles we buy and carry with us. Yes, my mind seems overflowing with analogies this morning.

Water, Love, Life — hmmm. Beloved Families, Beloved Spouses even, are imperfect sources of unconditional love, God. But, that is what You Long to Give Us. It’s a paradox! It is KNOWING we are LOVED — loved JUST as we are — that gives us the hope and faith to change. AA had it RIGHT! We need help from a Higher Power. That would be YOU, God!

Story teller,

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