“So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city…” (John 4:28).

It seemed just another day; waking up to the drudgery of routines necessary to just get by; all while having a sense that there has to be more to life than this, and longing for it to be so. Though an empty waterpot would take the Samaritan woman to the well of Sychar, it is filled with more than meets the eye. She carried within it the weight of shame and guilt; trapped by the  maelstrom of sin and the systemic abuses of a patriarchal society that prevailed repeatedly upon her circumstances. Upon meeting Jesus, however, she left behind her waterpot and all that it held. Today doesn’t have to be just another day; it can be the day you leave your waterpot.

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