Fountains, Water and Our Hearts

Dillingham fountain with Diamond Head in the background

Good Day, God!

I was so happy to see that the Dillingham fountain has finally been renovated. For many months it had yellow patches showing as they worked to restore it. I took photos anyway.

Now here it is, looking just pristine, with it’s new white coat!

Still, God, fountains without water are so Empty! So Functionless!

It makes me think, God, of how some people manage to DO everything RIGHT

Dillingham Fountain at night in 2010

— having a clean coat of white paint — but lack the free flowing water — the Living Water. Actually, I think trying too hard to be “right” may very well block that Water of the Spirit. Sigh. By that, I don’t mean that we shouldn’t try to be good people. We should try to love You and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

I guess what I meant, God, was what St. Paul talked about when he said that we have this Treasure in fragile clay pots. We are nothing fancy. No need for us to dress up in fancy robes, God, because it isn’t about us. It is about YOU. I find that vastly comforting.

Hmm. Perhaps not totally comforting as You do look on our Hearts. But, maybe even then You are not looking for a perfectly clean and tidy heart but a Heart of Flesh — a tender heart that is easily broken over the sorrows of this world.

Please help me remember, God, that simply giving a cup of water to a thirsty person is something well worth doing.

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