The Jar and the Woman at the Well


Jesus went through Samaria with His disciples and starts talking to this woman at the well. She is an outcast from her community; that’s why she is coming at noon instead of in the cooler hours of the day. She is impressed by this man Jesus, and then He tells her that He is the Messiah. Of special note, she leaves her water jug at the well. It is her lifeline, and she goes into town to tell the people about this man who told her everything she has ever done. She essentially becomes one of the first evangelists. To quote Kevin’s homily Sunday “That water jar becomes an important symbol. It shows us that she needed to let go of something so she could find God, and it is symbolic for us in the same way…. How is that water jar symbolic for us?” That’s a great question! We all need to let go of something so we can reach out for God. It’s only when we empty our hands of those other things that we can hold onto God. What is it that we are holding onto? What do we need to let go of? What is our water jar?

Copyright © 2015 by Theresa M. Williams

 

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