“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” – John 4:10

At Skylight Lounge on Tuesday, we talked about the story of Jesus with the woman at Jacob’s well.

One question posed, which some of us thought the wrong question, was “What does it mean to say ‘Jesus is enough'”? Jesus is not the living water – but Jesus has it to give away. To those of us who are thirsty, tired of the same old round, it seems like an attractive offer. But the offer requires the pain of facing up to ourselves (viz The Big Silence on BBC2 at the moment) before the ultimate reassurance of being known… “The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”

“Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.”

The moment she knows she is laid bare.

What question or instruction would Jesus give me if I asked for the living water?

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