3rd Sunday of Lent (First Scrutiny in preparation for Baptism)

Dear parishioners, today let us simply listen to a few words from an amazing dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman:

“(…) Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’(…) The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘What? You are a Jew and you ask me, a Samaritan, for a drink?’(…) Jesus replied: ‘If you only knew the gift of God and who it is that is saying to you: Give me a drink, you would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water. ’‘You have no bucket, sir,’ she answered ‘and the well is deep: how could you get this living water?(…) Jesus replied:

 ‘Whoever drinks this water will get thirsty again; but anyone who drinks the water that I shall give will never be thirsty again: the water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside him, welling up to eternal life.’

‘Sir,’ said the woman ‘give me some of that water, so that I may never get thirsty and never have to come here again to draw water.’ ‘Go and call your husband’ said Jesus to her ‘and come back here.’ The woman answered, ‘I have no husband.’ He said to her, ‘You are right to say, “I have no husband”; for although you have had five, the one you have now is not your husband. You spoke the truth there.’ ‘I see you are a prophet, sir’ said the woman. ‘Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, while you say that Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.’

Jesus said: ‘Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. (…) But the hour will come– in fact it is here already –when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth: that is the kind of worshipper the Father wants. God is spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and truth.’

The woman said to him, ‘I know that the Messiah – that is, Christ – is coming; and when he comes he will tell us everything.’ ‘I who am speaking to you,’ said Jesus ‘I am he.”(John 4)

Amazing fact: as soon as Jesus uncovered her miserable life, she reveals her deep confusion about where to worship God! The origin of all her problems was that she had stopped adoring God. Let us then adore God every day, wherever we are and our

relationships will be so much better.

 

Fr.Antoine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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