Day 28: daily lent practice: 4th Sunday of the Holy Great Fast

Day 28: daily lent practice: 4th Sunday of the Holy Great Fast

Category : Daily Lent Practice

1 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard
that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John 2 (though
Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea
and departed again to Galilee. 4 But He needed to go through
Samaria. 5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar,
near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now
Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from [His]
journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7 A woman
of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”
8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. 9 Then
the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew,
ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings
with Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the
gift of God, and who it is who says to you, `Give Me a drink,’ you
would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and
the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 “Are You
greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from
it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” 13 Jesus answered
and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14
“but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.
But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of
water springing up into everlasting life.” 15 The woman said to Him,
“Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The
woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her,
“You have well said, `I have no husband,’ 18 “for you have had five
husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband;
in that you spoke truly.” 19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive
that You are a prophet. 20 “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain,
and you [Jews] say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought
to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is
coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem,
worship the Father. 22 “You worship what you do not know; we know
what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 “But the hour is
coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father
in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
24 “God [is] Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in
spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah
is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all
things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am [He].” 27 And
at this [point] His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked
with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are
You talking with her?” 28 The woman then left her waterpot, went
her way into the city, and said to the men, 29 “Come, see a Man who
told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” 30 Then
they went out of the city and came to Him. 31 In the meantime His
disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But He said to them,
“I have food to eat of which you do not know.” 33 Therefore the
disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him [anything]
to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who
sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 “Do you not say, `There are still
four months and [then] comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you,
lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white
for harvest! 36 “And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit
for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice
together. 37 “For in this the saying is true: `One sows and another
reaps.’ 38 “I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored;
others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.” 39 And
many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the
word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I [ever] did.”
40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to
stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 And many more
believed because of His own word. 42 Then they said to the woman,
“Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves
have heard [Him] and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the
Savior of the world.” John 4:1-42


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