Sometimes an idea just seems to hit us from all sides - like when we used to play bumper cars at kids. Well, these past few days have been that.
So often, we're tired, down, and life's tough! It seems like we just keep giving, and every time we're emptier. We start calculating, measuring, compromising. If we cut a little here, stop doing that, and maybe just take it easy. No, it's lost before we even set foot on the battlefield. So where does real strength and joy come from? It's possible - we've seen it!
That's what is great about this story. Br. Peter's a fellow seminarian of mine in Rome. There are over of a hundred of us in the house, and we've all had a similar experience.
If we really want the strength to keep fighting and the joy of life, we're not going to get it from a drip. We need the source.
John 4 comes to mind, "Jesus replied: Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again; but no one who drinks the water that I shall give will ever be thirsty again: the water that I shall give will become a spring of water within, welling up for eternal life."