Third Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings:       Exodus 17: 3-7;       Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8;       John 4: 5-42

If you meet Jesus at your favorite watering hole, what would Jesus ask of you? Ask of us ???

Jesus might just remind us of the waters that flowed over our heads at Baptism, that were a call for us a person, family and Parish to be the face, the hands and the heart of Christ in the world of today.

Sometimes there are people we encounter, people we know and people we do not know, who come to our community of faith seeking the face of Christ, hoping for that combination of wisdom and compassion so obvious to the Samaritan woman of the Gospel…and sadly they do not find it.

Today’s gospel points us toward growing in Faith, Hope and Love, reminding us that it is up to us to live them more and more each day in concrete ways.

This week, as person, family, and Parish, our God calls us to be the face, the hands and the heart of Christ to all we meet and in all we do; at home, at work, at school, in the community and in our Parish.

God comes to us today as He has in many days past.

May we not turn and walk away from God and his call to follow, rather may we say “Yes Lord!” and live “The Way” of Christ; “The Way” of the Gospel more faithfully…