Discover Divine Purpose in the Passions

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Mission EDIFY is a grassroots ministry of reconciliation for adults suffering the impact of abuse, exploitation; grievous loss and betrayal.

United in charity, let us strive to

Enlighten faith communities to the unspoken needs of the traumatized.
Defend human dignity.
Initiate the discovery of divine purpose in "the passions" (St. Aquinas).
Foster daily conversion.
Yield to mercy--with justice. has moved--with a new name to boot!

"And you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give" (Isaiah 62:2b).

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:42 AM

Jesus and The Hearts of Women

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:42 AM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:42 AM

First, He told her what He saw in her heart, but without judgment. He understood why she lived the way she did, and so he validated her.

Next, He explained to her about living water. I don't get the sense that her mind fully grasped what was spoken as much as her heart fully grasped the Speaker. Which is why I will go to my grave proclaiming that it is the unadulterated presence of God that transforms us. A genius I.Q. is not necessary to receive divine comfort.

The validation and comfort he'd offered left the woman so hopeful that she left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, "Come see a Man who told me all things I ever did. Could this be the Christ?" Then they went out of the city and came to Him. (4:28-30).

She left her waterpot. It's not like she had a fridge full of bottled water at home. He equipped her to live without what she'd previously believed she needed to survive.

This set a restoration process in motion that would actively restore her honor. She said to the men, "Come and see..." And her story was so compelling that they followed her counsel. Christ used a woman with no honor to be honored. 

Amazing! I've often wondered why we aren't given the name of the woman at the well. The longer I follow Jesus, the more inclined I am to believe that she remained nameless in order to represent the masses--you and me.

Exercise: Schedule some time ALONE with Jesus everyday and take an empty waterpot with you. Set it at His feet. Talk, or don't talk. Cry. Have a fit. Whatever you need to do. And then receive. Allow Him to pour into you the same way He poured into our friend at the well. 

What, I wonder, will you be inspired to "go and tell" others.

We're in good company!


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