In the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent, Jesus meets the Samaritan Women at the Well.  Jesus asks her for a drink of water.  She initially resists.  Jews had little in common with Samaritans.  Then Jesus offers her living water.  Since he has no cup, she asks how.  “Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life’ ” (John 4: 13-14).  By virtue of Baptism, the living water of the Holy Spirit bubbles in each Christian.  The life giving water of the Spirit animates us as Christ for others.  Alive in Christ, we bring the love of Christ to life in our daily encounters.  Christ lives in us when we satisfy those thirsty for companionship, healing, mercy, forgiveness, justice, and more.  How do you satisfy those in your life who thirst for the love of God?

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