The waters that flowed from the temple in the first reading are the same waters that were stirred up in the pool at Bethesda, and those are the same waters that if you’re real quiet, you can hear flowing behind us. The waters of baptism are those waters that freshen all of the world and those who live in it. Those waters of baptism provide healing for our sins and hurts and grievances, and all the things that we find so difficult to let go of. We merely have to wade into them as our Lord invites us in, and we may indeed need some help to get in there. We, at least have been in them before and have been washed clean. Our joy is now to look back at our baptism and recommit ourselves to the healing waters that wash away our sins and bring us pure and joyful to our God.
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