The Water that Quenches Our Thirst, Brings Us to Eternal Life

By Sr. Catherine Cleary, OSB

“A woman of Samaria came to draw water: Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” John 4: 50-42

Water is the focus of today’s readings (reminding us of the baptismal character of Lent and of the many catechumens  preparing for baptism on the Vigil of Easter.) 
It appears that this woman in the Gospel knows what she wants. She wants water; it is noon, she is drawing water into a container, when a man asks her for some water.  We are put on alert that this woman is alone and seems a little sarcastic when her first words are, “How is it you a Jew ask me a Samaritan for water?” Continue Reading