March 12, 2023, 3rd Sunday of Lent-A

Exodus 17:3-7

Psalm 95

Romans 5:1-2, 5-8

John 4:5-42

…the love of God has been poured out into our hearts…  Romans 5:5

“Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty…”  John 4:15

Lord, the Samaritan woman you met near the well experienced an entire Lent in one afternoon. She went from a searching sinner to a believer in you so quickly. She was forever changed by this encounter with you. Your kindness and wisdom, but most of all your acceptance of her and transforming grace, satisfied her thirst. She became your witness by spreading your Good News throughout her village. You are a source of life that never runs dry. Lord, we can’t live without water and we can’t live eternal life without your grace. We must have a constant supply to survive. Like the woman at the well you want to bring me to the well of life-giving grace. Lord, I too am a sinner and fall short of your desire for me. You can look into my heart like you did the woman at the well. Transform my heart with your grace. I look for your love and your presence each day I come to the well of your mercy. Give me freedom from guilt and shame so I can live the abundant life you want for me.  Amen.