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“The Well is a place of encounter…”

Fr Frank Green, SSM. 1997.

"The Well 'creates' community, it makes for encounter. No two people come to a well to fill their buckets without talking and, if that well be the living spirit of Christ, then the Jew talks to the Samaritan, the man to the woman, the prophet to the sinner (with a good deal of banter and laughter), the stranger and the traveller to the locals.

People find one another at the well; share gossip, laughter and deep things as they work at the rope; have time for one another; travel to and from; bring empty buckets and take them away full for the use of others in the house or wherever. Things happen at the well.

The well is the symbol of the life-giving God whom we seek. It is not 'our' well' we may be the locals, but the well is for all as God is for all - the Heart of the matter - a deep, still entry into the vast, inexhaustible, unseen source below"

Saturday, 21 August 2010

An Icon for the Well

Just got this in the e mail this morning, our Icon is almost finished and ill be with us in 6 weeks or so, thought everyone might like to see it. The artist is Constantina Woods and this is a version of Christ and the Woman of Samaria at Jacob's well, its where our name comes from. We're trying to raise about £2,000 to pay for it, so if you's like to offer a contribution!!!

You may wonder why the Labyrinth, coming next Liz's trip to San Francisco and her Labyrinth training at Grace Catheral