Thursday, 2 March 2017

Pushing boundaries

John 4:5-8
So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.
A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 

Jesus the rule breaker
asking a woman
a Samaritan woman
for a drink
Breaking a taboo.
The Samaritan woman
a rule breaker too
going to the well
in the heat of the day
avoiding others
yet encountering Jesus.
For encounter
true encounter
involves venturing beyond
stepping over those boundaries
real or imagined
stepping into
a mutual space in which
meeting begins.

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