The Jewish people and the Samaritans were hostile towards each other.
In today's gospel, Jesus meets a Samaritan woman and begins to chat with her. The Samaritan woman expects contempt, but when they start to dialogue she opens her mind to Jesus' words. Even more, she believes everything He says to her.
It was a surprise to Jesus when the Samaritan woman asked about water. It turned out that she was not a passive listener but that she wanted to change her life.
Thanks to this meeting, she became confident and humble. It was with a restored sense of life that she became free and joyful.
She left her pitcher at the well and ran to the city to share her happiness of her recovered life. It was as if she had left her previous life behind.
In our life, God is also choosing to meet with us in moments we are not expecting. Sometimes, there are even moments that are incalculable and uncomfortable. However, we can always change our life if we use His invitation to chat. Of course, what we will see at the meeting, will be full of love and reconsideration for our previous life. The meeting will always be in the context of the truth about ourselves. This truth will return us to life.
Today, we pour out our pitchers with our previous life and ask Jesus to fill us up with His water.