Today is the third Sunday in Lent. Readings are here. I just love the Gospel reading from today. In addition to being a great story of Jesus' interaction with a sinner, the woman's history mirrors that of her people. Jesus isn't just telling her story; He's telling the story of the Samaritans. There's just so much wonderful about this story! There's the woman and her interaction, there's the connection to her people, there is the promise of salvation, and there's the fact this woman who was so shunned she had to go get water when nobody else was out there manages to bring Jesus to her whole town. I. Just. Love. It.
I love it so much I found commentary on the readings from other, more articulate people just for you!
- The Sacred Page: Give me a Drink! The Third Sunday of Lent
- The Deacon's Bench: Homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent
- Loyola Press: Sunday Connection
Go. Click. Read. Everything about the Mass is better when we understand more.