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This Gospel of the woman at the well is really about Evangelization. Jesus shares with the woman at the well - the goodness of a life of Grace and she responds. Jesus shows us that we too can follow a similiar way to help others understand the good news of Jesus Christ. We too are called to evangelize.

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SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: The Samaritan Woman's Story - Pastor Robert Morris

The Courage to Face the Truth: Homily for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman in the Orthodox Church

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From a talk given at St. Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks? What you have said is true.

Could he possibly be the Christ? We talk about Lent as a time of invitation from God. What does God want to give us this Lent? We begin by looking at the story of a woman who sees how she can change her life — how she can change the patterns of her life. She leaves behind her fears and her embarrassment and begins a new life — she sees that God has an invitation for her and she says, Yes! This is the history of our faith. The history, the stories we know so well, took place in this region.

But Jesus is a new part of it — a new covenant with God. We see the transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament as he sits on the side of the well. It was noon. The hottest part of the day. Who goes to the well at such a hot and unpleasant part of the day to draw water?

This well was a lifeline for the people, but it was deserted at that noon. The woman was hiding from others because she was ashamed of her life. Jesus knows her shameful secret: she has had five husbands and she is hiding. But what Jewish man would break the law and speak to an unattended woman — and a Samaritan woman! What man? Jesus, who wants to offer her a relationship that will heal her.

This encounter at the well is an encounter between Jesus and US today. Lent is a season to be open and to receive. God is waiting to offer us a great gift this Lent: the gift of a relationship with God! But sometimes, we get caught up in our fear and our guilt and we focus on ourselves and our sin. So we hide. Lent gives us a chance to look really closely at our lives and think about what we might want to change in it.

How can we be better persons? If we only focus on our own sin, it becomes about us and it is a self-absorbed exercise. When we are caught up in guilt, we are looking at ourselves. Then, we come into the amazing awareness that even though we are sinners, we are loved incredibly by God. That is when we become people who are drawn back to that love and to our God.

A friend told me about how her father taught her to swim when she was a little girl. She stood at the edge of the pool and her dad was in the water. But she saw all of water and it was big and huge and she was afraid.

Jump in! Look at me. Watch my eyes. Jump into my arms and let me love you! But Jesus speaks to her directly. He is comfortable with her.

He is offering her new life. A friendship with him. He wants to offer us the same thing - a real relationship with him. How does he encounter us? He sits in the same place we are. He meets us in a place where we carry our shame and we want to hide. And he wants to love us and give us a new, deeper relationship with him. A lot of times, we try to keep God at a distance. I know I do. My life goes along and my relationship with God is that I am here and he is "up there.

I have my life in control, or so I think until the next natural disaster in daily life comes along. Then I suddenly realize, "Oh! I need God in my life. Help me, God! One of the first things we can really realize is that God Is Here. Not There. God is Here. We can read lots of theology books, go to discussions about our faith and take classes to study scripture. All of those are wonderful.

But if we only do those things, we never move outside of our head and into our Hearts. God invites us to sit in the quiet and feel God alive and loving us, living in our hearts. In fact, the messier our lives are, the more we need his love and the more he wants to love us. Sometimes we feel like God is so far away.

What kind of a life did she lead? The well was a gathering place in town and the people would have met there, talked, laughed, connected with each other. They leave the well, carry their water and go to the shade of their homes. And then it was noon and the woman of Samaria came by herself to draw water.

She was avoiding the people of the town. She knows they will judge her. I can think to myself, "Oh those people, judging someone like that, so harshly. But would I be different? How would I be as one of the other people in the town? Would I have befriended her the way Jesus did? Would I want to be even seen at the well with her? We are so quick to judge, so quick to scorn. If we isolate her and see her sins so clearly, it helps us feel better about our own.

What does Jesus do? He sits down and asks her for some water. Would I have accepted water from her? She is a sinner! I am judging her more harshly than God does! Jesus simply loves her as a sinner. We judge her and isolate her! And what makes us condemn her more harshly than Jesus does?

We think in our minds, not our hearts, and our minds tell us that we know how we love, and God must love us the same way. We love carefully. We love as people deserve. We know how people have treated us in the past and we adapt our love accordingly.

God loves endlessly and without regard to what we have done. The best analogy I have for the way God loves us is parenthood. If you are a parent, you understand what it means to love and forgive your child over and over again. We look at the prodigal son and his guilt over what he did to his father. He decides to go home, and practices an apology on the way home.

Sunday Homily - Woman at the Well

From a talk given at St. Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon.

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It is strangely appealing to define ourselves by our failures, especially when others know that we have stumbled and treat us poorly as a result. As well, our own pride often causes us to lose perspective such that we obsess about how we do not measure up to whatever illusion of perfection we have accepted. People are often their own harshest critics in ways that are not healthy at all. He rises in glory not only over the tomb and Hades, but over all the distortions of the beauty of the human person created in His image and likeness. Today we commemorate that His salvation extends to our most painful failings and to the harsh judgments of others upon us.

Learning from the woman at the well

The Gospel today is the story of the woman at the well. She was not only a woman, who was basically treated as lower in rank than the men, but also a sinner. But, more so than a woman and a sinner, she was a Samaritan. She represents those who were treated as strangers or foreigners, marginalized, despised, discriminated against in Jewish society during Jesus times. Jesus reached out to them. Today, the woman at the well represents as well, those who are treated as strangers and foreigners in our country — marginalized, discriminated against, despised, forced to live in the shadows. They are the new Samaritans. Today I would like to talk about these new Samaritans. Some of you may not agree about this.

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She told me she was born and raised Catholic, and was educated by Dominicans, but had left the faith when she was young. She ended up joining the United Church of Christ. Feeling called to something more, she entered the seminary and was ordained a minister, eventually serving as a pastor. She retired a few years ago.

What can we learn from the Samaritan woman at the well, and her encounter with Jesus, about forming the Church of the future?

Не было видно даже кнопочных электронных панелей на дверях кабинетов. Когда ее глаза привыкли к темноте, Сьюзан разглядела, что единственным источником слабого света в шифровалке был открытый люк, из которого исходило заметное красноватое сияние ламп, находившихся в подсобном помещении далеко внизу. Она начала двигаться в направлении люка.

Homily for the Sunday of the Woman at the Well

Девушка кивнула, и рыжие шелковистые волосы скользнули по ее плечам. Беккер молил Бога, чтобы это оказалось неправдой. - Рего… Но… Она пожала плечами и произнесла по-испански: - Девушке возле парка. Беккер почувствовал, что у него подкашиваются ноги.

Беккер кивнул. - Так, значит, вы не по поводу моей колонки. - Нет, сэр. Казалось, старик испытал сильнейшее разочарование. Он медленно откинулся на гору подушек.

Когда Мидж проходила мимо, Бринкерхофф по выражению ее глаз понял, что она и не думает сдаваться: чутье не позволит ей бездействовать. Бринкерхофф смотрел на массивную фигуру директора, возвышающуюся над письменным столом. Таким он его еще никогда не. Фонтейн, которого он знал, был внимателен к мелочам и требовал самой полной информации. Он всегда поощрял сотрудников к анализу и прояснению всяческих нестыковок в каждодневных делах, какими бы незначительными они ни казались. И вот теперь он требует, чтобы они проигнорировали целый ряд очень странных совпадений. Очевидно, директор что-то скрывает, но Бринкерхоффу платили за то, чтобы он помогал, а не задавал вопросы. Фонтейн давно всем доказал, что близко к сердцу принимает интересы сотрудников.

“Enough”—A Scrutiny Homily for the Woman at the Well. I think all of us at some point in our lives have someone—maybe our parents, a teacher, a certain.

И Сьюзан принялась объяснять, как Хейл отозвал Следопыта и как она обнаружила электронную почту Танкадо, отправленную на адрес Хейла. Снова воцарилось молчание. Стратмор покачал головой, отказываясь верить тому, что услышал.

 Произошло нечто непредвиденное. - Танкадо мертв. - Да, - сказал голос.

Но телефон молчал. В подавленном настроении Сьюзан приняла ванну. Она окунулась в мыльную пену и попыталась забыть о Стоун-Мэнор и Смоки-Маунтинс.

Он должен быть. Дворик под названием Апельсиновый сад прославился благодаря двум десяткам апельсиновых деревьев, которые приобрели в городе известность как место рождения английского мармелада.

Наконец-то, подумал пассажир такси. Наконец-то. ГЛАВА 77 Стратмор остановился на площадке у своего кабинета, держа перед собой пистолет. Сьюзан шла следом за ним, размышляя, по-прежнему ли Хейл прячется в Третьем узле.

Молоденькая, изысканной внешности, ну прямо сошла со страниц журнала Севентин. Довольно консервативные брюки в клетку, белая блузка без рукавов. В руке красная туристская сумка фирмы Л. Белл. Светлые волосы тщательно уложены.

После множества поворотов и коротких рывков Беккер оказался на перекрестке трех улочек с табличкой Эскуина-де-лос-Рейес и понял, что уже был здесь минуту-другую. Притормозив, он задумался, в какую сторону повернуть, и в этот момент мотор его веспы кашлянул и заглох. Стрелка топливного индикатора указывала на ноль. И, как бы повинуясь неведомому сигналу, между стенами слева от него мелькнула тень.

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