Vatican City, Mar 19, 2017 / 05:47 am
On Sunday Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the life-giving water we received at our Baptism, turning away from things of the world, which ultimately leave us unsatisfied.
"The water that gives eternal life has been poured out in our hearts the day of our Baptism; then God has transformed us and filled us by his grace," Pope Francis said March 19.
"But it may be that we have forgotten this great gift, or reduced it to a mere piece of personal data; and maybe we go in search of 'wells' where the water will not quench."
In this case, Francis said, then this Sunday's Gospel on the Samaritan woman and her encounter with Jesus at the well is for us. "Jesus speaks to us like the Samaritan woman," he said.