Roc Homily-Third Sunday of Lent 2015 (Cycle A-First Scrutiny)
Third Sunday of Lent (Cycle A for 1st Scrutiny with the Elect) March 8, 2015 John 4:5-42 “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…'”
There are two different Greek words used that, in past translations, have been translated the same, “well.” One word (pege) means “fountain.” The other word, (purer) is better translated as “pit, cistern.” The woman of Samaria draws water from the pit and returns regularly because she’s still thirsty.
I understand this gospel to present one of the fundamental discernments in the life of Christian disciples: Which well do I draw from? Her discovery of the true well led her to rejoice saying, “He told me everything I’ve ever done!” (Remember the 5 husbands + 1?) Yeah, they were the pits. Better, she was in the pits as she went to them for Life.