Waters of life

by Fr. Jeff

Tying the weights to the duck decoys was getting tedious. We had tied about 3 dozen and had another dozen to go.

Standing near the barn, we were talking about how dry the ponds had been. Without water, there would be no ducks.

The farmer started to walk away towards the pumps to begin flooding the fields. Looking over his shoulder, he spoke the truth.

With no water, there is no life.

I looked back at my decoys and heard Your words:

Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. –John 3:5

Farmers and priests are not so different. We both rely upon the

waters of life.