Sisters and brothers in Christ, small acts of Christ-like compassion and empathy don’t happen in a vacuum, they end up rippling out into the world. They lift people out of darkness and into the light, they fill people with living water, and truly can save them. These small acts give people a voice. They cause people to want to share the love they’ve experienced with the world around them.
Let us not be like Nicodemus… practicing our christ-like faith in secret, let us be like Jesus… showing our compassion and empathy for the disenfranchised and the least of these in the full light of the public water well at noon. Let us bear our faith in public. Let us be like this woman, bubbling up to the brim with Christ’s living water… so overjoyed that we bring others into Christ’s well of love and restoration!