John 4: 1-42 – Jesus Evangelizes Samaritan Woman

The situation of Jesus and the situation of the woman are placed in parallel. Jesus is tired and thirsty and hungry. The woman comes to draw water because she is thirsty too. But she is not aware of what she is thirsting for. She is vainly trying to quench herself with natural water. Jesus’ thirst and hunger is not for material food and drink. When the disciples invite Jesus to eat, Jesus says, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me” (Jn 4: 31-34). The narration begins with Jesus asking for water. Slowly it is made clear that really it is the woman who is asked for water, who is thirsty and she finds the fulfillment of her thirst through Jesus’ intervention.

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