Sermon on the Woman at the Well. A Samaritan woman that we often see
through two main bits of information after her gender and race: the
time of day and her five husbands plus one man. These have been read
through our usual habitual responses and miss the points that John is
showing us in this central epitome story of γυνή - woman.
Almighty God, you know that we have no power
in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies
and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities
which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may
assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.