“Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down at the well. ‘Give me a drink.’ . . . The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘You are a Jew. How can you ask me, a Samaritan and a woman, for a drink?’”
Deep prejudice between Jews and Samaritans existed in Jesus’ time, and women never went to the well at noon for water. So, being at the well at that time may have conveyed that this woman was looking for something other than water.
Notice what a gentleman Jesus was in his approach.
We see some deep prejudice against Muslims and Jews exhibited today in our country.
Ask for the grace to be aware of any “tinge” of prejudice within yourself and pray to be freed of it.
Heritage word—“Empty yourselves entirely of your own spirit, and the Spirit of the good God will fill your soul completely.”
(St. Julie Billiart—Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)