Third Sunday of Lent:

John 4:5-15, 25-26, 39, 41-42*

5 In Samaria he came to a town named Sychar, which was not far from the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

7 A Samaritan woman came to draw some water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink of water.”

8 (His disciples had gone into town to buy food.)

9 The woman answered, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan – so how can you ask me for a drink?” (Jews will not use the same cups and bowls that Samaritans use.)

10 Jesus answered, “If only you knew what God gives and who it is that is asking you for a drink, you would ask him, and he would give you life-giving water.”

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you haven’t got a bucket, and the well is deep. Where would you get that life-giving water?

12 It was our ancestor Jacob who gave us this well; he and his sons and his flocks all drank from it. You don’t claim to be greater than Jacob, do you?”

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