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Our Desire for God, God's Desire for Us

Here is the retreat Fr. Mendonça preached before the papal household during Lent 2018.

The theme Mendonça explores is that of thirst, returning again and again to the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. The thirst is mutual: we go to the well to meet Jesus, and Jesus goes there to find us. This theme recurs throughout the scriptures, in both Old and New Testaments—to the very end of the Book of Revelation:

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”
And let everyone who hears say, “Come.”
And let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.

There is also an element of restlessness in it, reminiscent of Augustine, “our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

ISBN: 978-08091-5438-8

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