John 4:5-42
Regret and Reveling

This is one of 4 "extraordinary conversations with Jesus" offered to us by John's Gospel; today's reading, the story of Jesus' encounter with an unnamed Samaritan woman at a well (and later her fellow Samaritan villagers) can be approached in a number of ways.  Fr. Allen names some of these ways and then decides to unpack the story from the perspective of the Samaritan woman's experience. Her experience can be understood as an archetypal experience open to all; come and see!