THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
THE WOMAN AT THE WELL
A Jew meets a Samaritan at a well beyond the edge of town, and a barrier is broken down. A Jewish man was not supposed to talk to a Samaritan woman. Jesus takes the initiative. This is God’s way. He searhes. We often hide. The encounter occurs in a quiet space. In the quiet space God can ‘catch’ us. If only we would take the chance! In the end of the story, a heart is touched, a life is mended, a thirst is quenched, and the woman discovers that God can make the very worst things that ever happened in your life to work for your very best. The fact that the woman is not given a name means that we can step into the story. Her thirst is the thirst that lies in every human heart and only Christ can quench it. Great things can happen when we come to the well.