“Love is the Water of Life.”
“Come to the waters, all who thirst; though you have no money, come and drink with joy.”
“A fish cannot drown in water,
A bird does not fall in air.
In the fire of its making,
Gold doesn’t varnish:
The fire brightens.
Each creature God made
Must live in its own true nature;
How could I resist my nature,
That lives for oneness with God?”
—Mechtild of Magdeburg, from “Women in Praise of the Sacred”, edited by Jane Hirshfield, p. 87
“Children, go directly to the source of love and drink to your heart’s content from that ocean.”
“Let all who are thirsty come
Let all who wish receive, the water of life freely.
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”
-a Taize chant based on Revelations 22:17