The blog today will be the thought of the homily.
These three stories in the Gospel of John are called by the scholars examples of Johannine irony. What does that mean? The story starts: Jesus says, ”Give me a drink.” The story ends: ”Sir,” said the woman, “give me some of the water ….”. Everything is turned upside down. The story is told in a dramatic way with a series of encounters that finish with Jesus’ declaration, “I am he”.
Come prepared for the long Gospel. Come prepared to celebrate with your Church a special Lenten liturgy that has origins in the water used in the Baptismal rite of the new catechumens at Easter. Jesus is the Living Water.