I thirst

A sermon from this past Sunday, in which I draw together reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus with reflection on Remembrance Day here in Canada.


I’m thirsty. 

These are words that have been spoken by many.  

I’m thirsty.

Our bodies, we are reminded, are made up of 60% water – water is vital to our existence – water defines us. A person can only live several days without water. And in considerably less time than that without water, the first signs of dehydration become apparent – a dry mouth, an increased heart rate, dry eyes. As soon as our intake of water becomes less than our body requires, our body begins to communicate a message loud and clear – the body needs water. That message is translated through our brains and becomes familiar words on our lips: I’m thirsty. Continue reading