Woman at The Well

English: Christ anв Samaritan woman (Monreale)
Christ and Samaritan woman (Monreale) Wikipedia)

Have you ever felt as though you had been read like an open book ?

Lent is like that.

The invitation is there for all of us..

"Come , see a man who has told me everything I ever did..."
and He still loves me !

 Artist Diego Rivera

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Blessed be the longing that brought you here and that quickens your soul with wonder.
May you have the courage to befriend your eternal longing.
May you enjoy the critical and creative companionship of the question "Who am I?" and may it brighten your longing.
May a secret Providence guide your thought and shelter your feeling.
May your mind inhabit your life with the same sureness with which your body belongs to the world.
May the sense of something absent enlarge your life.
May your soul be as free as the ever-new waves of the sea.
May you succumb to the danger of growth.
May you live in the neighbourhood of wonder.
May you belong to love with the wildness of Dance.
May you know that you are ever embraced in the kind circle of God.
 John O'Donohue

“Christ and the Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well”
Ivan Mestrovic, 1957

by Mary Corita Kent
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Related articles

Talking of wells, this article on "Prayer As Seeking Depth" from Fr Ron Rolheiser is well worth a read.

My old post from 2011 on this Gospel which had this lovely hymn below

Let Your Living Waters Flow

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