Prayer 244

The prayer series

Jesus,

I don’t know how I am now.
I’ll open the Holy Bible
and you’ll give me your answer?

Yes…

I make myself a cup of coffee, no sugar no milk.
The taste of Arabica beans is pleasant
and goes along well with bánh dừa nướng Bình Định.

The fan is blowing cool air.
And this chair is comfortable.
Well, I open the book now.

“Jesus talks with a Samaritan woman”?*

Oh, I have seen my problem.
You truly understand me.

I’ll keep your story in my mind
so that I may understand its meaning more deeply.

I love you, Jesus.

Amen.

PTH

* John 4:1-26

Một suy nghĩ 2 thoughts on “Prayer 244”

  1. Very fascinating, Hương!

    Theo truyền thống của Giáo hội Phương Đông (tức là trong phần Đông của Đế quốc La Mã ngày trước với thủ đô ở Constantinople, ngày nay là Istanbul, thành phố lớn nhất của nước Turkey – Thổ), phần lớn là Chính thống giáo (Orthodox), thì the Samaritan Woman là nữ thánh tử đạo Saint Photina, tử đạo (Martyr) vì giảng về Jesus Christ và bị tử hình cùng hai con trai.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritan_woman_at_the_well

    Ở Thánh địa Jerrusalen ngày nay có đền thờ Photina, gọi là Church of Saint Photina, ngay tại Giếng Jacob (Jacob Well), vẫn còn đó, là nơi Chúa Jesus nói chuyện với Photina.

    http://www.seetheholyland.net/tag/church-of-st-photina/

    A. Hoành

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  2. Thank you, anh Hoành, for your sharing. I read information you shared.

    Anh Hoành,

    When I shared the Prayer, I didn’t know what Jesus wanted to say to me. What did Jesus mean when Jesus gave me the story: “Jesus talks with a Samaritan woman”?

    But I think I understand a little bit now.

    Perhaps Jesus wanted to say: “Do as Jesus did. Jesus talked with a Samaritan woman – Jesus touched the dirtiest thing, so you – a person loves Jesus – also touch the dirtiest thing.”

    Jesus talked with a Samaritan woman. – In Israel then, Jews did not associate with Samaritans. Jesus was a Jew. Moreover Jesus was a rabbi. A rabbi would not be allowed to talk with a woman alone. However Jesus talked alone with a Samaritan woman. And, even worse, Jesus declared first with her that he was the Messiah. (John 4:4–26).

    Jesus touched the dirtiest thing – a Samaritan woman. Jesus also touched the other dirtiest things: tax collectors, his disciples’ feet…

    Tax collectors: In Israel then, the Jews saw tax collectors as betrayers who betrayed their country. No one befriended them. Except Jesus. He befriended them. He came to Matthew’s house, the house of the tax collector. Then he had dinner with Matthew and other tax collectors and sinners. (Matthew 9:9-13)

    Disciples’ feet: In the Jewish society then, the washing the others’ feet was the lowliest task, even servants (slaves) didn’t do. However Jesus washed the others’ feet. Moreover Jesus washed the feet of his own disciples. (John 13)

    Jesus touched the dirtiest things. A Samaritan woman, tax collectors, his disciples’ feet…

    As Jesus touched the dirtiest things, we – persons love Jesus – also touch the dirtiest things.

    Thank you, anh Hoành.

    Em Hương

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