More Water!

the water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside him, welling up to eternal life

John 4:14
Exodus 17:3-7; Psalms 95:1-2,6-9; Romans 5:1-2,5-8; John 4:5-42

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Lent, A

In a beautifully-written reflection on the familiar story of the conversation at Jacob’s Well between Jesus and a Samaritan woman, a popular author has written:

I’d give a thousand sunsets to see the expression on Jesus’ face when he heard the Samaritan woman speak these words, “I know that Messiah — that is, Christ — is coming.” Did His eyes water? Did He smile? Did He look up into the clouds and cast a holy wink in the direction of His Heavenly Father? Of all places to find a hungry heart — Samaria? Of all the Samaritans to be searching for God — a woman?

Of all the women to have an insatiable appetite for God — a five-time divorcee? Remarkable! Of all people to be chosen to personally receive the Secret of the Ages — an outcast among outcasts!

Jesus didn’t reveal the secret to King Herod or the religious Establishment bigwigs. He didn’t announce His identity and present His credentials within the Colonnades…

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