Day 5: Annunciation
Prayer: God, spring of the Living water, help us to understand that the more we join together the pieces of our ropes, the more deeply our buckets reach into your divine waters! Awaken us to the truth that the gifts of the other are an expression of your unfathomable mystery. And make us sit at the well together to drink from your water which gathers us in unity and peace. We ask this in the name of your son Jesus Christ, who asked the Samaritan woman to give him water for his thirst. Amen.
Commentary (John 4:11): Jesus is thirsty and, as the Samaritan woman points out, he has no bucket to draw water. He needs her help: everybody needs help! Many Christians believe that they alone have all the answers and they need no help from anyone else. We need the help of our Christian brothers and sisters to reach the depths of the well of the divine. A common point in our faith, regardless of the church to which we belong, is that God is mystery beyond our comprehension. The more we grow in unity, the deeper we delve into the well of the divine.