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This story of the Woman at the Well is one of those Bible stories that I don’t always hear. Does this happen to you too? It’s familiar enough that, in my mind, I know how it goes. I know the main characters - Jesus and the unnamed Samaritan woman. And it’s long - so I tend to get caught by my reaction to a particular word or interaction, and then I lose the overall arc of the story.
Once we recognize the story, and stop hearing it, we also fall back on the interpretations we have heard in the past. Which makes it more challenging to see the relationship of the story to our life as it is today. Let’s take another look at this story, to see and hear the invitation it offers today.