Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jesus + Water in the Gospels

Water, then, is the most beautiful element and rich in usefulness, and purifies from all filth, and not only from the filth of the body but from that of the soul if it should have received the grace of the spirit.
                                                  - St John of Damascus

As I listened to this weekend's Gospel, it dawned on me how many times Jesus and water come together during important events in the Bible.  Aside from His baptism, here were others that came to mind:
  1. His first miracle - changing water to wine
  2. The water that flowed from His pierced side
  3. Christ tells a Samaritan woman that whoever drinks His water will have eternal life
  4. Jesus walks on water to the Apostles' boat
  5. He then calms the water of the Sea of Galilee
  6. Jesus washes the Apostles' feet at the Last Supper
I'm sure I missed others ... care to add any?

God Bless you.

1 comment:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

John 5:7
Mark 14:13
Mark 9:41

God bless you, Michael.