This homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent is from John 4:5-42.
Today’s gospel story is about thirst, hunger–and bewilderment.
A thirsty Jesus sits by the well and breaks a rule by speaking with a Samaritan Woman and asking her for a drink. Initially bewildered, the woman is drawn to a discussion with the Lord that leaves her thirsting for the water that brings eternal life–and no less bewildered. Later on, the disciples return with food and they are also bewildered when they see Jesus speaking with the Samaritan Woman. But they are even more bewildered when the Lord refuses to eat, saying, “I have food you know not of.”