Third Sunday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Third Sunday of LENT March 15, 2020 WORD of the DAY Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?” (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.) (John 4: 6 b-9) How shall I live this Word? It is not difficult to imagine this scene. A woman from Samaria comes for water, a reality that is absolutely necessary for life. Jesus is famously Jewish. The Jews and the Samaritans do not have a good relationship with each other. Can it be like this even between these two people? Here is the surprise both for the woman and us. Precisely He, the Rabbi who is becoming well-known, begins the dialogue with her, for her good, in spite of the great intolerance between Samaritans and Jews. Are we aware that even today there is ethnic and racial intolerance in...