June 02, 2019 | Fr. Randall Trego
We hear again from the Revelation of John. Jesus says, “I am coming soon.... I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end.... 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.”
At the beginning of June many young adults and older adults, make it necessary to unfold the partitions in the Church of the Resurrection in Taizé , France, to increase its capacity. The church was built by youth from Germany fifteen years after the end of World War II as a sign of reconciliation with France. It has been necessary to make it larger as the borders of Eastern Europe opened and the number of young pilgrims have swelled to 5-6 thousand or more each week of the summer.
Three times a day, everything stops on the hill of Taizé , and all who are there gather for prayer with songs, a bible text read in several languages, a long period of silence and a prayer for all the peoples of the earth. We do the same here each month, including this evening at 4:00. One of my favorite songs speaks to our text from Revelation: Let all who are thirsty come; Let all who wish to seek the water of life freely; Amen, Come Lord Jesus; Amen, Come Lord Jesus.
May this be our prayer- that we may be a well-spring of life uniting all people with the love of God!