Time to Kick the Bucket
Jesus never avoided difficult issues in his public ministry. In today’s gospel he is going right through the heart of the controversial region of Samaria where he encounters the woman at the well. Like the woman we often try to avoid our problems by going time and again to “wells” that will never satisfy us. Jesus promises to be living water to permanently quench our thirst. When we find Jesus we can joyfully leave our bucket behind at the well and live in the new freedom of Christ.