John Foley, SJ
Jesus asks the woman to draw some delicious well-water for him to drink. She hesitates.
Risking God’s Mercy
Why are we so hesitant in proclaiming God’s inexhaustible, prodigal, indiscriminate mercy?
A Worthless Woman
Jesus asks her to help him. He opens the conversation with her by asking her to give him a drink..
Though natural water satisfies for a while, this water, which is Jesus, will bring peace and soul-satisfaction to those who drink.
Softening the Heart
Our goal is to “harden not our hearts:” to be concerned for the poor and suffering, to forgive the criminal, to welcome the stranger, to love our enemies.
Deserts of Life
Paul says, “The Holy Spirit has been given to us.” What do these words mean to you?
did she laugh
the nard flow
I am sure
and that only Christ knew