A Woman Known
READ John 4:1-26
It was culturally inappropriate for Jesus to initiate this kind of conversation - both because she was a woman, and because she was a Samaritan. In effect, this episode records Jesus’ willingness to engage an ‘outsider,’ and her realization that followed. As you read, what does Jesus mean by his claim in v. 13? The final paragraph recognizes that location will no longer matter with respect to worship. Why is it so significant that true worshipers will worship in “spirit and truth” instead?