“In His agony, in His pain, in His loneliness, He said very clearly, ‘Why have You forsaken Me?’ He was so terribly lonely and forsaken and suffering on the Cross.…At this most difficult time He proclaimed: ‘I thirst.’…And the people thought He was thirsty in an ordinary way and they gave Him vinegar straight-away; but it was not that He thirsted for—it was for our love, our affection, that intimate attachment to Him, and that sharing of His
passion. And it is strange that He used such a word. He used ‘I thirst’ instead of ‘Give Me your love.’…
The thirst of Jesus on the Cross is not imagination. It was a word: ‘I thirst.’ Let us hear Him saying it
to me and saying it to you. …It is really a gift of God.”
“If you listen with your heart, you will hear, you will understand. …Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you, you can’t begin to know who He wants to be for you. Or who He wants you to be for Him.”
“Follow His footsteps in search of souls. Carry Him and His light into the homes of the poor, especially to the souls most in need. Spread the charity of His Heart wherever you go and so satiate His thirst for souls.”
Thought for the day:
"Just think! God is thirsting for you and me to come
forward to satiate His thirst."
Ask for the grace to understand Jesus’s cry of thirst.