By Confessing Our Many Sins And By Seeking Mercy.
My Dear People,
When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, He was desirous of her faith. “Get me a drink”, Jesus asked the woman at the well. Like the Jews who wandered in the desert, we too can get lost in this world. It is so easy to be misled. Jesus desires for us to be “found” in Him. So Jesus meets the woman on her won turf. “I am the Living Water”, Jesus told her. “Give me this Water, Sir, so I may not keep coming to this well for it.” At this point, Jesus introduces the notion of eternal life to her.
Thirst for her faith, Jesus draws her into himself. As He teaches this Samaritan about the springs of eternal life, she is intrigued. Unfolding the pages of her life, Jesus addresses the five marriages she consummated. He then goes on to unveil the new worship that will take place apart from the Temple in Jerusalem. Jesus would become the central focus for that worship. This was a very radical notion for the Jews. We will adore the Father in Spirit and truth. Jesus finally reveals Himself as the Messiah by saying. “I am He”. Many of the Samaritans came to believe in Jesus as the Christ, by the testimony she gave to her friends.
Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
May we seek the living God this Lent, confessing our many sins, and choosing to live a more merciful life.