Water is a vital commodity present in all human beings.
As with water, the Holy Spirit also resides within all of us
Water cleanses and refreshes us physically
The Holy Spirit does so spiritually, emotionally
And in other wonderful ways
Having both the Holy Spirit and water
in our lives cannot be overstated
Both are necessary
To sustain life
For us to flourish
We intuitively seek out both elements
In our lives when we are low in either account
We often choose to do so
With corrupted and unhealthy alternatives
Instead of a glass of plain water
which would have dutifully satisfied
our physical thirst
we are often tempted by a refreshing cold soda.
Along with the unintended consequences
of consuming such a sugar laden beverage
are lethargy and fatigue.
In a similar vein
a cold beer does not serve to hydrate us.
Instead it serves to intoxicate
and paradoxically dehydrate us even further.
The adulterated and inferior choices
we make often
carry unnecessary side effects
that truly inhibits us
from being free from bondages
Similarly, we all seek to experience
the Holy Spirit in our lives
to gain true and eternal happiness.
However, instead of engaging in
prayers and meditation,
we partake in the worldly habits
and vices that pull us away from God.
Saint Augustine was once a man
living a life of exploits and debaucheries,
trying to seek happiness.
He managed to repent
through prayers and meditation
to begin a complete turnover
and successful conversion towards Christianity.
Many of us might be tempted
to subscribe to false beliefs
that promise to bring us happiness and joy.
As seen in Saint Augustine’s personal experience with Christ,
only allowing the Holy Spirit in our lives
can we experience
the sense of peace and belonging
we all so yearn for throughout our entire lives.