Our witness is a Samaritan woman who met Jesus by the side of Jacob’s Well. He told her everything she had ever done.
Her story is given in Saint John, Chapter 4, vv 5-26
I know this man. He sat down and talked to me. He looked into my heart, my broken heart, but he did not mock me.
I told everyone I knew about him, then I followed him. Even to Jerusalem where I’m hardly welcome.
He was welcome on Sunday.
Now they strip the clothes off his body, his broken body. They jeer at his bruised and broken body. They mock him, but he did not mock me.
Lord, we do not always remember that the bodies and hearts of your people are where you have chosen to live. Help us to see and hear the Good News whoever brings it to us.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.