I'm playing with the idea of sources, reliable and unreliable, and the stories this past week about both politics and beef.
I'm thinking about the woman at the well and her eagerness to find her water from a new source, always trustworthy and thirst-quenching.
I'm thinking about the disciples, confused as usual when Jesus says he has food they don't know about; why don't they know?
I'm thinking about the Israelites, and the way thirst affects our brains, and the God-blessed miracle of water from the rock.
I'm also thinking about shoveling snow again…and wondering how to imagine really being in the desert when I am surrounded by water, albeit frozen. How can I make the crucial nature of thirst real to the people who will listen tomorrow?