Tenth Meditation
(The Way of Perfection, Chapter 19-20.2)

"Jesus answered and said to her, 'If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.' Jesus answered and said to her, 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.' The woman said to him, 'Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.'" (1)


Living Waters

His living waters cleanse her heart
Of devil, flesh, and world snares.
For Him alone, she's held apart;
For to His love, nothing compares.

His living waters slake her thirst:
Enlarging her heart with each pour,
Enthralling her soul with each burst,
Leaving her heart thirsting for more.

His living waters fill her soul:
With understanding clear and pure,
Consolation to make her whole,
And strength to bear all and endure.

These waters are offered to all,
Each in proportion to their need;
From light trickle to waterfall,
He nourishes our growth from seed.

Love's living waters are outpoured
From th'Eternal Font -- our Lord.


May Lord invite us to His living waters to nourish our souls along the journey of prayer.


1. Luke 10:38-42


(c) Paul Buis, 2004