NOTE: Each week during Lent, I am posting a set of reflection questions based on the Sunday Gospel. There are no "answers." The questions are simply meant to help the reader (or group of readers) engage the Scripture for the corresponding week in the context of the Church's observance of Lent. Ultimately, the goal is to help one meditate on the following questions: What does this text mean for me? What is God saying to me through his Word--here and now? How ought I respond to it? I encourage you to spend some time reading and thinking about the Gospel passages indicated before turning to the reflection questions here. In the process, if you discern the "still, small voice" of God speaking to your heart and leading you into prayer, then go with it! -- Br. Francis
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR A)
The Samaritan Woman
Jesus says to the Samaritan woman at the well, "Give me a drink." The conversation that follows changes her life.
However, this passage is not about drinking actual water; so, what does it signify?
What might the meaning be of the seemingly insignificant phrase, "the woman left her water jar"?