DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
“Living Water” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus offers the Samaritan woman Himself, as the “Living Water” that quenches all our “thirsts”, and she accepted. Do we “thirsts” for the many unnecessary things in life that do not truly “quench” our deepest thirst for God? Do we take God’s Love and His Word for granted?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
John 4:5-7, 9a, 10-12a, 13-14
Jesus came to the Samaritan town called Sychar near the land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there and Jesus, tired by the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Give me something to drink.’
The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘You are a Jew. How is it that you ask me, a Samaritan, for something to drink?’ Jesus replied to her: If you only knew what God is offering and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me something to drink,’ you would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water.
‘You have no bucket, sir,’ she answered, ‘and the well is deep: how do you get this living water? Are you a greater man than our father Jacob?’ Jesus replied: ‘Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again; but no one who drinks the water that I shall give will ever be thirsty again: the water that I shall give will become a spring of water within, welling up for eternal life.’