Sunday Dive

Episode 023: God's Nuptial Longing and the Woman at the Well (Mass Readings for Mar. 15, 2020)

Episode Summary

Our Gospel today is the famous story of the woman at the well, a story chock-full of nuptial imagery. To flesh this out, we’ll take a look at how Jesus’ interaction with the women at the well compares to Jacob’s meeting Rachel at a well in Genesis 29. We’ll also make the case that the Samaritan woman’s past actually represents the history of the remnant of northern Israel who did not remain faithful to God. Desiring to right this relationship, Jesus comes on the scene in our Gospel to woo the woman and her people back to him.

Episode Notes