Third Sunday of Lent
The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water." - John 4:15
"Hence the loftier were the words of the Son of God, the more tasteless they were to the impure, as happened when he preached the sovereign and loving doctrine of the Holy Eucharist; for many turned away (Jn 6:60-61, 67).
Those who do not relish this language God speaks within them must not think on this account that others do not taste it; St Peter tasted it in his soul when he said to Christ: Lord, where shall we go; You have the words of eternal life (Jn 6:68). And the Samaritan woman forgot the water pot because of the sweetness of God's words (Jn 4:28)."
Prayer After Communion (Today’s Liturgy)
As we receive the pledge of things yet hidden in heaven and are nourished while still on earth with the Bread that comes from on high, we humbly entreat you, O Lord, that what is being brought about in us in mystery may come about in true completion. Through Christ our Lord.