Sunday 3rd week of Lent
Today's gospel recounted the encounter with Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. It broke all social conventions of the day. Consider who Jesus was speaking to: a person of questionable morals (adultery/fornication) who belonged to an underclass group (women) in a despised society (Samaritan).
Theirs was a deep discussion on her sin, on true thirst, on worship, on the Spirit: Jesus and this marginalized woman. At the end of it, she became an evangelist "come and see". She was no longer outcast as her people listened and came. The life giving water that Jesus offered her renewed and restored her life. Her thirst fully satisfied.
In our thirst we look to quench it with the wrong things. Wealth, power, sex, drugs etc fail to satisfy because it's like drinking from a stagnant pool. Only Jesus offers living water.
This Lent Jesus still waits at the well.
The Season of Lent is a special time for us to slow down, look inward and make the necessary changes to truly become an Easter people.