Exodus 17: 3-7
After their escape from slavery in Egypt into the barrenness of the desert, the Israelites begged Moses to give them water.

Romans 5: 1-2. 5-8
Our thirsty souls need the life-giving water that is love.  Through Jesus, the Spirit of love gives us the life for which we all long.

John 4: 5-42
The Samaritan woman represents all of us who thirst for the spring of water ‘welling up to eternal life’, which Jesus makes available to us in himself.