3rd Sunday of Lent (A)
JESUS AND THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
“Lord, give me this water, that I may not thirst.”
- Summary of Ideas of the Sunday Readings
- Jesus has come to save what was lost. His death is meant to save the entire humanity.
- The conversion of the Samaritan woman brought forth the conversion of others.
1. Summary of Ideas of the Sunday Readings
Today’s Sunday readings present to us the spiritual symbol of water, its purifying and cleansing effect on the soul. In the 1st reading (Ex 17:3–7), the people of Israel in the desert, thirsty after their journey from Egypt fearing for their and their livestock’s lives, and doubting if the Lord is in their midst, complained and asked Moses for water. Moses, following God’s instructions, struck the rock –which symbolizes Christ, from whose heart will flow spirings of living water (Jn 7:38)– of…
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