I THIRST FOR YOU. Come to Me, and I will fill your heart and heal your wounds. I will make you a new creation, and give you peace, even in all your trials, because I THIRST FOR YOU.
You must never doubt My mercy, My acceptance of you, My desire to forgive, My longing to bless you and live My life in you. I THIRST FOR YOU.
If you feel unimportant in the eyes of the world, that matters not at all. For Me, there is no one any more important in the entire world than you. I THIRST FOR YOU<
Open to Me, come to Me, thirst for Me, give me your life – and I will prove to you how important you are to My Heart.
Don’t you realize that My Father already has a perfect plan to transform your life, beginning from this moment?
Trust in Me. Ask Me every day to enter and take charge of your life – and I will. I promise you before My Father in heaven that I will work miracles in your life. Why would I do this? Because I THIRST FOR YOU.
All I ask of you is that you entrust yourself to Me completely. I will do all the rest.
Even now I behold the place My Father has prepared for you in My Kingdom. Remember that you are a pilgrim in this life, on a journey home. Sin can never satisfy you, or bring the peace you seek. All that you have sought outside of Me has only left you more empty, so do not cling to the things of this life.
Above all, do not run from Me when you fall. Come to Me without delay. When you give Me your sins, you give Me the joy of being your Savior. There is nothing I cannot forgive and heal; so come now, and unburden your soul.
You don’t need to change to believe in My love, for it will be your belief in My love that will change you. You forget Me, and yet I am seeking you every moment of the day – standing at the door of your heart and knocking.
Do you find this hard to believe? Then look at the cross, look at My Heart that was pierced for you. Listen again to the words I spoke there – for they tell you clearly why I endured all this for you: “I THIRST…” (Jn 19:28)
Whenever you open the door of your heart, whenever you come close enough, you will hear Me say to you again and again, not in mere human words but in spirit:
“No matter what you have done, I love you for your own sake. Come to Me. with your misery and your sins, with your troubles and needs, and with all your longing to be loved. I stand at the door of your heart and knock. Open to Me, for I THIRST FOR YOU…”
from Practices for Pandemic,
released March 22, 2020
Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ - Spoken Word
Aaron Niequist - Score
Nathaniel Stubblefield - Vocal Mastering
Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ is a Jesuit priest, poet, playwright, storyteller, spiritual director and retreat master at
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL. To learn more about Fr. Michael and his work visit heartoheart.org.