Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan women teaches us about God’s free gift of eternal life. It teaches us that Jesus graciously pursues us breaking through all barriers that would formally have kept us separated from God. It teaches us that Jesus graciously identifies with us in our brokenness and sin in order to heal and forgive us. It also teaches us that it is a deep work satisfying our soul thirst for love, meaning and significance. The reason Jesus can offer us the gift of eternal life is because of the “hour,” the moment He died on the cross in our place. On the cross Jesus fully embraced our spiritual thirst resulting from our spiritual alienation from God, so that we can freely receive God’s love and acceptance. Jesus is the source of living water that fully satisfies our soul.