March 1, 2016
This week’s episode:
“Blessed are They”: The Woman at the Well (the Samaritan woman from John 4.)
“Among Women” Guest: Cynthia Darmody
This episode of Among Women calls us to share our experiences of faith with others.
In our “Blessed are They” segment, I explore Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well. The is the longest recorded conversation of Jesus in Scripture. In it we find a woman whose life is changed by meeting Jesus, the Christ. We also observe how this woman could not keep the good news of the Messiah a secret. Her convincing testimony leads others to belief in Jesus, persuading them to hear his word and accept him for themselves.
Today, evangelization takes place both in person and virtually. Online Catholic resources often function as a modern well, where people gather to read and hear inspiring conversations about faith and life. Stories and articles can be shared and discussed — so that others might become curious about a life of faith, and ultimately find Jesus too. The Catholic website, Aleteia, now offers a lifestyle magazine “For Her” — hoping to capture the varied interests of Christian women who seek engaging content that resonates with their values. Join me for a discussion about this new venture with Cynthia Darmody, the editor-in-chief of “For Her”.
Links for this episode:
John 4, The Woman at the Well
The words of John Paul II at World Youth Day ( “It is Jesus that you seek…”)
Mission statement for Aleteia “For Her”
Prayer of Cardinal John Henry Newman, “Radiating Christ”
Other shows of related interest:
AW 47: Another take on the woman at the well, with a special emphasis on reconciliation
Espresso Shot 6: featuring themes of the Year of Mercy from Catholic Digest magazine
AW 155: A look at our feminine genius, with Rebecca Risking Teti
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