« (The whole Israelite community made camp at Rephidim, but there was no water there to drink)…But the people were very thirsty and continued to complain to Moses. They said, « why did you bring us out of Egypt ? To kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst ? » Moses prayed earnestly to the Lord and said « what can I do with these people ? »… The Lord said to Moses « Go ahead of the people… ; take along the stick with which you struck the Nile. I will stand before you on a rock (in Horeb). Strike the rock and water will come out of it for the people to drink. » » (Exodus 17)
This famous episode from the Book of Exodus announces that Christ is our “Rock”. His Heart struck by the soldiers’ spear will cause the flow of living water which quenches out our thirst, we who are making our way towards the new “Promised Land”, the Jerusalem of Heaven.
Heart of Jesus, our life and our resurrection, have pity on us.