09 Finding Oneself in Jesus: The Samaritan Woman -  Christopher Mendonca

posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:50 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 9:50 AM ]

Come for water, all who are thirsty,

though you have no money, come,

buy wine and milk, not for money, not for a price.

Why spend your money on what is not food,

your earnings on what fails to satisfy?"(Isaiah 55:1-2)

The seeker is always one who hungers and thirsts

for depth and meaning.

But just when we think we have discovered

the meaning of life,

we often find that they have changed its definition.

What we have spent our money on, fails to satisfy.

To varying degrees and in diverse ways,

we are all seekers;

the invitation is extended to all,

without any preconditions required,

except that one must hunger and thirst

in sincerity of heart…

… like the Woman at the well in Samaria.

Sincerity of heart brings with it an inner restlessness,

often causing one to stumble.

To most who knew her, she was far from perfect,

having had five husbands,

and presently living with one who was not her own.

There was a certain hardness of heart

that made her cynical of every rule,

thinking that throwing caution to the winds

would bring her inner freedom.