Tuesday, March 17, 2020

“Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?”
—The Woman at the Well, to Jesus (John 4:12)

As Jesus offers the woman something truly satisfactory, she compares Jesus to an ancestral source of pride—a story she tells herself about her family—and for a moment, it causes her to back away from Jesus.

Is there a story you tell in your family that pushes you away from—or toward—God?