Source of Living Water

In Search of Living Water

Day 3: Tuesday, week 1

 

Read John 4:5-15, 20-24

Consider the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman fetching water at the well (Jn 4:14). At first, she is taken aback that Jesus would ask her for a drink because culturally Jews and Samaritans did not speak to one another. Jesus’ words which follow surprise her even more. “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ Jesus says, “you would have asked him, and he would give you living water” (Jn 4:10). For the Samaritan woman, Jesus’ words suggest that the water he would give to her would end her need for a daily trip to the village well. She soon learns that this is not the case. What follows might be described as a theological dialogue about the right place to worship: Mount Gerazim, the place of Samaritan worship, or, as the Jews in the Jerusalem temple. At stake is a question of identity: Which place of worship allows them to be in right relationship with God?



 

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Reflection

Re-Read John 4:5-15, 20-24 slowly

  • What is my place of worship?
  • How and when do I worship God?
  • “Living Water”: how do I access this promise of Jesus?
 

Prayer

Isaiah 12: 1a, 2b, 3

You will say in that day;
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, …
For the Lord God is my strength
and my might; He has become my salvation.
With joy you will draw water from the wells
of salvation.

Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;
make known his deeds among the nations;
proclaim that his name is exalted.

Your Personal Prayer

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