It's a water well, you have a motor that brings the water and a hose that you use for a work, like wash the car or irrigate plants.
If something happens and you don't have any water more, would you try to do anything with the hose? Would you shake the hose for more water?
But, you thing about what is happening and discover: your motor isn't working. Now, you should fix the motor before to restart your work.
In a spiritual case:
- we are hoses;
- our prayers, the Eucharist and the confessions are motors;
- God is the inexhaustible water well.
We can be hoses for our friends too, we can irrigate their gardens, or wash their cars.
If your life is bad (not working), would you shake yourself? Or would you fix the broken motors?
Let's pray now, asking to God. Fix "our motors", help us, our Lord, because You're the source of Living Water which sustains our lives.
Mary, Mother of Jesus, pray for us now and forever.