Through Survival to Life

What I see now is that before she was surviving. She wouldn’t be at the well at noon if she wasn’t. Jesus was surviving too, running, against threats that were increasing. And Jesus had found life, his vocation, and the woman wanted life, a vocation. She had nothing more to lose and in that she found her voice, her truth-telling voice, and through that she met her match in Jesus. She made it clear that she knew what she was talking about, despite what everyone else said about her, she was smart and she was going to claim it, and she knew in her survival that she was destined for more, for life itself, and so she took this amorphous living water, this water that gave her purpose, that gave her vocation, and survival brought her to life. 

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