The nameless woman at Jacob’s Well is our Lenten guide today. Read her story at John 4:5-30
One spectrum of Christian tradition dwells on the early part of the conversation – Jesus offering “living water” to one parched by errant ways.
Another spectrum of the tradition celebrates the outcome – this woman becomes the first apostle, an announcer of good news as, refreshed by the lure of being able to worship in spirit and truth – personal, gender and cultural barriers washed away – she runs into her Samaritan village to announce the good news of One who is making all this happen.
This tradition even gives her a name – St Photini.
Can I embrace this conversation in its completeness?