Abundant life

“Then the man took me back to the bank of the river, and when I got there, I saw that there were many trees on each bank. He said to me, “this water flows through the land to the east and down into the Jordan valley and to the Dead Sea.” When it flows into the Dead Sea, it replaces the salt water of that sea with fresh water. Wherever the stream flows, there will all kinds of animals and fish. The stream will make the water of the Dead Sea fresh, and wherever it flows it will bring life.” (Ezekiel 47)

 This water allows the growth of magnificent trees, a reminder of the trees in the garden of Eden (Genesis 2). These trees symbolise the church but also each one of us who are called to bear fruit for the church and for the world (see John 15). We are constantly watered by water, which comes the Heart of Jesus, which purifies everything and gives abundant life. “I saw the stream become a vast river, Alleluia ! The children of God gathered together, sang of their joy for being saved, Alleluia !” (Hymn for the celebration of the Heart of Christ).

Prayer :

Heart of Jesus, Fount of all virtues, have mercy on us.