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Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Woman of Samaria

Welcome to our exploration of the great narrative in John’s Gospel where Jesus meets the woman of Samaria at a well; she immediately tries to end the conversation and disconnect from the encounter. Why?

In everyday life, what do you say after you say “Hello”? More basically, some people might ask, “How do you get to say hello to some people?” In a world where difference can often be seen as oddness, how do you go beyond the usual suspects and reach people totally different from you?

The point about other people is that they are other. How do you devise a way of connecting with them, so that a conversation can begin? Or do you remain within the boundaries of your own limited world, connecting only with your “ain folk”?

Source: Redemptorist Publications

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