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Monday, June 24, 2024 (Mary Ann)

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Fill ‘er Up

“Rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he [Jesus] departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” Mark 1:35

Think of how much Jesus was followed, watched, listened to, hounded, debated with, persecuted, etc. Plus, he was the rabbi/teacher of his rag-tag bunch of disciples and was their leader as they traveled. Busy enough with things to be doing? You could say!

And yet. And yet Jesus made it a priority throughout his busy ministry to go off regularly by himself to spend quality time with his Father.

We all have a tendency to be human doings when, in fact, Jesus modeled for us what it should mean for us to be a human being who is a child of God. So if Jesus needed this ongoing, intimate relationship with his Father, how much more do we need it? (And more than anything, I’m preaching to myself here.)

In our busy day-to-day lives, we can’t spill out what isn’t in us. And here, I’m thinking of the fruit of the Spirit — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. All those qualities and strengths that come from time spent walking and talking with our Father — and listening.

In a way, Life has given each of us a cup, and when life gets tough — as it will — what spills over? Is it that joy, peace, patience and all the rest? Or anger, bitterness, despair? Dear Sisters, as the song says, let’s intentionally spend the time apart to fill our cups from the Savior’s bottomless well and feast on the bread of heaven.

Like the woman at the well I was seeking

For things that could not satisfy;

And then I heard my Savior speaking,

“Draw from my well that never shall run dry.”

There are millions in this world who are craving

The pleasures earthly things afford;

But none can match the wondrous treasure

That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.


Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!

Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;

Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more.

Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

Amen to that. Fill ‘er up!!

Mary Ann


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