The Samaritan woman’s spiritual DNA is in all of us (Jn 4:5-42). To be human is to experience no small amount of failure throughout life’s journey. We try and fail at all kinds of things: hobbies, learning, relationships, and, yes, religious devotions. The story tells us clearly that the greater sin is not the failure at any of these. Failure, like success, is part of the human experience.
Like the Samaritan woman, are you drifting from one experience to another? Who isn’t! In the gift of God, we find the promise of living water without end. Who knows, maybe during these Lenten days, we may come to this well of unending grace and there meet the One who alone can transform our lives and make them new. Are you thirsty? Come and drink.
- Deacon Robert