Words of a Thirsty Soul

Give me a drink of you. My mouth wide open, I breathe in.

What you say to me (to us) is: breath and life.

I receive the mission to be a wellspring: it’s You in me, leaping up into eternal Life.

A mission to breathe.

These words were written in 1994 in his journal, by Christophe Lebreton, the youngest of the seven Trappist monks assassinated in 1996 by terrorists in Algeria. Good words for Lent to remind us what is our mission: To breathe in the life of Christ so we can be a wellspring of life to the world around us.

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