Reflection for March 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

'I am He, the one speaking with you'

In what ways do we resist Christ's call to believe in Him? 

The journey to deep, abiding faith is rarely easy. It takes work and openness to Jesus. In Sunday’s Gospel, the woman at the well personifies some of the ways we resist Jesus. When Jesus asks for a drink of water, she references cultural norms (Jesus, a Jew, should not talk to her, a Samaritan). When Jesus invites her to experience “living” water she claims to have enough drinking water because of Jacob’s generosity. When Jesus expresses the depth to which he knows her sins –- and continues to invite her to believe -- she starts to understand that Jesus is the Messiah.

As you look at the painting here:

  • Consider a time in which Jesus invited you to His living water. Did you respond? If so, how?
  • Consider the obstacles to faith. Who can remove them?
  • Consider Jesus’ confirmation that he is the Messiah: “I am he, the one speaking with you.” What is Jesus saying to you today?

2017-03-19-Christ -Samaritan -woman -at -well -by -Angelika -Kauffmann -public -domain -560px

1 Comment

  • Linda: Friday, March 17, 2017

    "JESUS, Be Living Water for ......"

    "JESUS, As I have known you, so let yourself be known by ....."