In the name of God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today’s gospel reading provides no shortage of material for the preacher to consider. The particular aspect of the story that I’m going to focus on is the idea of conversion. Following Jesus is something that many of us aspire to, and the Samaritan woman in this story gives us insight into that process. While this is certainly a wonderful passage of Scripture, it is one that is full of references to life 2,000 years ago in Palestine, which makes it harder for us moderns to grasp. But ironically, this is a story all about misunderstandings. So perhaps approaching this text from a place of confusion is a good place to start.