This is a poetic reflection on the reaction of the crowd in Samaria, when they hear the report of the woman at the well. It could be used after the Bible reading, or as a response to a talk.

Extract from the poem:

The people stare.
They can't quite believe it.
Is it really happening? This woman, the talk of the town,
the one they love to gossip about,
is she really standing here now?

No sign of embarrassment,
loudly announcing that she's met someone who knows all about her past,
and she's happy about it?
More than happy, celebratory!
This woman who used to skulk to the well in the heat,
after everyone else had gone home,
so she could avoid them all.

Now here she is smiling,
different, changed.
Somehow free.
The poison removed.
The folks look at one another.
There might be something in this.

Quick, let's go and see this 'someone'...

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