This week, the liturgical calendar ushers us into "ordinary time." There is nothing about this time that is ordinary.
As we gather at the well with the Samaritan woman, we are confronted with the reality that Jesus knew and would experience with his own body: exclusion, injustice, judgement, racism, supremacy, torture and execution.
It seems inconceivable to hold the realities of our own complicity with the surrounding presence of God's abiding love. And yet, such is the mystery of the resurrection.