A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" —For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.— Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, ' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."
The theme of this Sunday in Lent is simply thirst. In the first scripture reading, the people are thirsty, so the Lord tells Moses to strike a rock with his staff with which he struck the river, and water will flow from it for the people to drink. In the Gospel reading, Jesus asks a Samaritan woman to give him a drink. She, however, declines because Jews have nothing in common with Samaritans.
From these readings, I further learned that Jesus had the courage to die for us because he knows that we are good.
These readings are very important. They show the importance of having faith in the Lord. If we thirst, then He will be there to quench it. If we are in need of anything, He will supply. We are never alone, because we will always have Him. He was there to guide people in the past, and He will also be here to guide us in present day.