“The Great Un-shaming”

On March 19, Pastor Katy preaches on John 4:13-19; 27-30.

Have you ever had a secret? Something that would crush you if others knew; something you’ve kept even from your spouse or closest friend? The Samaritan woman Jesus encounters one day at a well had a secret that her whole town already knew. A secret that was no secret at all and had indeed crushed her and her place in society. Shame had derailed even her ability to fetch water at a reasonable hour, and yet Jesus already knew. Jesus knew that the shame she bore kept her from living a normal life, and yet he chose to speak with her anyway. Jesus chose to call the woman with the scarlet letter, someone he should never have socially spoken to at all, as his first true missionary.