The woman at the well in our Gospel lesson today needed water to survive, and so there in the heat of the day she came to get it, never expecting to find a Jewish man all alone at the well too. In her encounter with this man Jesus she found someone who knew who she really was and offered her life anyway. She found someone who accepted her with her flaws and all, and told her about living water. This acceptance not only empowered her to be in relationship with the community again, as she ran back to tell others about what she had seen and heard, but it also empowered her to be a servant of Christ for the good of all.

Dependent on One Another