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3th Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 15, 2020

During the journey through a desert Israelites stared to grumble against Moses tempting God Yahweh asking if He would be able to give them water. God answer to their expectations and through Moses drew the water from the rock. To this situation refer today Gospel which presents Jesus in conversation with a Samaritan at the well of Jacob to drew water from there. Jesus explains her that He a foretold Messiah being a source of the spiritual water to eternal life which never be draw out; that He is the rock which as through the staff of Moses, it means, by sticking his salutary cross on the ground on which he dies He will be a sign of universal salvation. This salvation start in Jewish nation but it will go to whole the world. With his coming, he says, and with his salutary work “the hour is coming and now is here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.” This in Jesus Christ humanity receives access to salvation but a gate who leads to it is faith in Jesus; from there we can draw live water as from the well of salvation which never exhaust. St. Paul encourage as today to his fellow guys in Rome: “Since we have justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to as.” In Christian baptism then we find ultimately the source of our salvation and eternity, because fait and the Holy Spirit comes with baptism. Then we really worship God in Spirit and truth.