Monday, March 24, 2014

The Samaritan Woman at the Well


4 comments:

Old Bob said...

Another great one! I like Tissot and I like your taste. Thanks!

Dymphna said...

Thank you!

newguy40 said...

A Tissot favorite of mine. I also especially enjoy the gospel reading.
I just find it so fascinating how this is another exchange where the apostles don't have a clue as to what Jesus is talking about. We, of course, have the gift of understanding thru the Holy Spirit. The apostles didnt yet have that grace.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Funny how, when adressing her, He also adresses the family situation of the Mahabharata heroine Draupadi.

"According to the epic, she is the daughter of Drupada, King of Panchala and also became the common wife of the five Pandavas."

Five husbands hast thou had ...

"While the Pandavas were in the Kamyaka forest, they often went hunting, leaving Draupadi alone. At this time Jayadratha, the son of Vriddhakshatra, the husband of Duryodhana’s sister Dussala, passed through Kamyaka forest on the way to Salwa Desa. There he saw Draupadi. Jayadratha then started beseeching her to go away with him and desert her husbands who had fallen upon bad times. Draupadi pointed out that it was wrong to desert one’s spouses when they were in difficulty and then gave him a rather long and deliberately delaying speech on exactly the sort of bad time her husbands would give him on their return. Failing with words, Jayadratha tried violence and forced her onto his chariot. Meanwhile, the Pandavas finished their hunt and on return they found their wife was abducted."

And he whom thou hast now, is not thy husband.