"The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth"
The appointment of Jesus with the Samaritan woman by the well of the village of Sychar, corresponding to the area where Nablus is today, is a marvellous page of the Gospel from where it comes out the love of Christ for the souls. In this appointment an incredible light shines, a light that Christ spreads all over the world, crossing all the centuries of human history. Our Lord has used every occasion, every instant of his earthly life to bring back his children to the Father's house, even by going against the prejudice of men. The Jews, in fact, had no good relationship with the Samaritans, but Jesus does not stop before these human limits because for God, the souls salvation is the priority.
Christ is tired and thirsty and he sits on the well edge, where he will meet the Samaritan woman. Jesus, on the pretext that there is no food, sends all of his apostles to look for something to eat, for he wants to stay alone with this soul. Christ is waiting by the well and is rejoicing in his heart, for he knows that it is a conversion opportunity not only for the woman, but also for many other people, for many Samaritans who will actually say to the woman: "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world" (Jn. 4, 42).
The woman, certainly, approached Christ with caution, as she understood He was a Jew. Between Samaritans and Jews there was a deep division, whose origin was determined not only by historical reasons, but also by the Jewish mentality that forbade to have contacts with the Samaritans, and if that happened, a good Jew should have done a work of personal purification, for the Samaritans were considered impure, as the pagans. For this very reason the woman was surprised when Jesus turned to her asking for some drink: "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?" Christ gives her a marvellous answer and we should stop awestruck before it: "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water" (Jn. 4, 10). The woman ignored who Jesus was, just as today we men approach Him without knowing who is the conversation partner talking to us, who is the Person feeding our faith and what is the Eucharist we feed on. In every tabernacle of the earth our Lord is waiting to be received by men in a state of grace, yet, many people do not know him because few priests talk about him.
After two-thousand years, the Bishop of the Eucharist, sustained by God's light, has underlined an important truth: Christ has not spoken for the first time about the Eucharist in the sixth chapter of John's Gospel, but in the fourth, in the appointment with the Samaritan, when Jesus prophesies the Eucharistic sacrifice.
Let us read the Samaritan's words: "Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, (Sychar mountain, Editor's note) but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem", and Jesus answers her: "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him"
At the time of Christ, on the mountain of Jerusalem they used to make sacrifices with animals. These sacrifices have been replaced in an exceptionally grandiose way by the sacrifice of the cross, the Eucharistic sacrifice. Jesus prophesies it to the Samaritan woman, and with the sentence "The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth", He wants us to understand that the highest cult we are able to offer God, is the Eucharistic sacrifice, the H. Mass.
The Mother of the Eucharist has told us several times that what has been taught and preached in the thaumaturgic place in via delle Benedettine is greater than the teachings given by the great theologians. Our lord is using the Bishop of the Eucharist as a microphone to shout from the rooftops His word and to spread the love to Jesus the Eucharist and to the Mother of the Eucharist all over the world. Every priest should be like a microphone of God, so that we may understand the greatness and beauty to be Christians and the joy of the union with Christ.