March 18, 2017
3rd Sunday of Lent - A (March 19, 2017)
A Public Sinner Becomes a Witness and Apostle
It is most likely that the town people know the Samaritan woman’s personal history, which is by no means exemplary.
Yet, after meeting Jesus, she becomes a witness who leads others to him. She even acknowledges publicly, “He told me everything I have done.”
A public sinner becomes a disciple and an apostle – one who is sent as a witness to lead others to “the savior of the world.”
As disciples and apostles of Jesus, our credibility does not come from who we are, or our worthiness, or the lack of it. While we must strive to become more authentic witnesses, our credibility comes from but the One who sends us – Jesus Christ.
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