Daily homily thoughts, 3/28

“….I saw water flowing out from beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the façade of the temple was toward the east; the water flowed down from the right side of the temple, south of the altar….Wherever the river flows, every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live, and there shall be abundant fish, for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh. Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall grow; their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail. Every month they shall bear fresh fruit, for they shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary. Their fruit shall serve for food, and their leaves for medicine.”   Every now and again, we get this wonderful reading from Ezekiel.  It is a vision of the church–this beautiful temple atop the mountain, out of which gush waters that heal, give life, make everything fresh.  It is an image of the baptismal waters, flowing from the side of Christ’s body the Church.  They take care of us on earth, these waters, and they’ll carry us to heaven if we let them.