013-Time for Serious Levity Part Deux

Here’s a funky source of inspiration for our Lenten journey.

Yesterday, I posted a comment on a blog written by my friend, Rory Cooney (http://rorycooney.blogspot.com/2015/03/christ-at-jacobs-well-and-emmaus.html) in which he shared some wonderful insights on the Sunday (March 8, 2015) gospel of the Samaritan Woman gleaned from topnotch theologian, James Alison.

Here’s another thought: What freedom to know one’s self in the Light of Love, to walk without fear or shame. For me, that’s the grace I seek this Lent.

Her joy-filled proclamation, “He told me everything I’ve ever done!” drew her neighbors to Jesus.  What better way to celebrate the Sunday scripture AND the freedom from shame she exhibited than to sing with Peter, Paul, & Mary – “Jesus Met the Woman at the Well!”


Sing along, brothers & sisters! –roc,sj



  1. miojocamara says:

    Beautiful and touching post. Thanks very much. I loved the song a lot.


  2. lilypup says:

    Liked this…keeping Lent in focus. http://lilypupslife.wordpress.com/


    • Thanks, LP (WordPress makes your name into lollipop… Go figure),
      Yeah, I have a love-hate relationship with Lent. More toward the love side since I’ve found solace and help from 12-step groups – the people and the literature.
      Less shame, so I can stand better in the light… at least some of the time. I wish you a blest Lent of joyous freedom! –roc,sj


  3. I yearn to sing this everytime we hear that gospel!!! It just ri gs in my head!!!!!


  4. roy says:

    I am an original devotee of PPM and cannot tell you how much, as I earlier listened to your other 3rd wk of Lent post, I was running this song through my mind. This is one of the gospels that is proclaimed better in a Dialogue presentation than it is read. Communities seem not to do that much any more. I’ve been on liturgy teams that did that, and it comes across so much better because the speakers can emote. It’s not so much levity – as it is communication! Thanks, Roc.


    • Thanks, Roy,
      Interesting. I have come to see John’s gospel as more staid, not so much somber as sober. And focused locally (Samaria) yet with the entire cosmos with all its grandeur attending.
      I’ll have to think about the emoting part. Thanks for your comment, Roy. –roc,sj


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