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Are You In Your Right Mind?

**... true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth** (John 4:23).
Exodus 17:3-7; Psalms 95:1-2,6-9; Romans 5:1-2,5-8: John 4:5-42

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Sermon Week Third Sunday of Lent Cycle A

Scripture Summary John 4:23


It has been said that we live in a time in which the "self" is paramount in the pursuit of happiness. That is to say, we live in a time of "What's in it for me?" One popular author describes our cultural scene in rather harsh terms -- and to some extent, at least, his assessment applies to most, if not all of us:

People calculate, forgetting that the beauty of life is discovered in moments that are not coldly calculated.

People live longer and longer but they are not happier and happier.

People begin by working, in order to live, but they end up working and forgetting to live.

People haven't grasped the essential thing in life. People still believe that a person's happiness lies in possessing more.

In these days of so much knowledge, how can people be so thick? Defend yourself! You are not a machine made for one particular purpose. You are more than your function, more than your profession, more than your trade, more than your work. You are first and foremost human -- a child of God -- made to live, made to love and to be loved and, in the process, to grow into a better and better person. That is the most important thing in this world. And that is our responsibility as followers of Christ and as members of this Christian Community.1

Today's Gospel Lesson includes the familiar story of the meeting between Jesus and a certain Samaritan woman (the "woman at the well," as she has been called). During their conversation, the woman says, "I know that the Messiah -- that is, Christ -- is coming; and when He comes He will tell us everything" (Jn. 4:25). Jesus answers, "I who am speaking to you, I am He" (Jn. 4:26).

As members of the Christian Community, as followers of Christ, we know that He is "the Savior of the world," who has come "to tell us everything," We know He is the Savior of the world who reveals to us the secret of the Ages. We know He is the Savior of the world [...]

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