Friday, 3 March 2017

Not for ourselves


John 4:27-30
Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you want?” or, “Why are you speaking with her?” Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, “Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?” They left the city and were on their way to him.
 Come...see a man..
They came and saw the Messiah
This woman
who came to the well in the noonday heat
to avoid her neighbours
was the same woman
who led her neighbours
to the Messiah.
Transformed 
by her encounter with Jesus
she recognised
that the gift she had been given
was not just for her
but for her community too.
Her transformation
was to transform
the life of her community.
The people
and the encounters
that we are given
are for the life of the world
beginning in us
to transform the world
Come...see a man...
Come...meet the Messiah.

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