Sunday Sermon, The Most Rev. Dr. Thabo Makgoba: "The Challenge at Jacob's Well"

March 12, 2023

It’s always a joy to welcome the Most Rev. Dr. Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town to our pulpit!  In his sermon this morning he reflected on the rich history and symbolism of wells as places of dialogue and transformation. “Wells are places that mark the threshold of new futures and shared values…they are symbols of thriving communities, the potential for abundance, and are rich in new beginnings. They provide hope in the midst of the Samarias that both surround us and are within us.”

Indeed it is at a well that we see Jesus today call a women to “be the best version of herself,” and in so doing challenge unjust cultural and religious taboos. We see Jesus “start a new conversation, create a new narrative, and open history to a new direction,” Dr. Makgoba offers. And we too like Jesus must seek out “the wells of our times.” Watch his sermon from Sunday, March 12. The readings are Exodus 17:1–7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1–11; and John 4:5–42.

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