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A Call To The Dissatisfied

“Come, all you who are thirsty,

come to the waters;

and you who have no money,

come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

without money and without cost.

Why spend money on what is not bread,

and your labour on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me;

listen, that you may live.”

This is a call to the dissatisfied, those who are heavily burdened, weighed down perhaps with the cares and pressures of the world. So often people who labour for what the world has to offer – riches, security,success, friends – find very little satisfaction in attaining them. In every human being there’s a deep down ache that only God can satisfy. For some the ache can be dulled by extreme activity or ambition: for others the ache is recognized but not understood, kept carefully hidden behind an appearance of contentment.

To the dissatisfied, to those who have an unrecognized ache within them, God says this, ‘Oh, come to me!  All who thirst and hunger shall be filled. I can provide everything. Come, pay attention, listen. I am the source of life.  “Listen and your soul will live.” (taken from ‘A feast for Lent’-Delia Smith)

Prayer

Lord, make me know your ways,

Lord, teach me your paths.

Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:

for you are God my Saviour.

(Psalm 25:4-5)

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