John 4: 5-42
Social Isolation, loneliness and the social deep freeze

In the fourth chapter of John’s gospel  

- A gospel written many years after Jesus’ life.

-  Written out of a very well formed sense of Jesus as the Christ.

- And less about Jesus as a human person like you and me (like in Matthew, Mark and Luke)

-  That is why John’s gospel is so different to read, and relate to! 

Yet because these stories are mystical, we can take them as archetypal stories, symbols of our experience, from multiple angles – providing mirrors, that show our shadows and light

Jesus meets a person who is socially isolated, alone.They meet at a place that is usually for gathering. It is a sacred site. Jacob’s well.