On John 4.1-42T IS NOT STRANGE to your ears, my beloved people, that the evangelist John soars to greater heights like an eagle, that he transcends the murky darkness of earth, and that he looks upon the light of truth with steadier gaze. For through our ministry, with God's help, many things have already been discussed from his gospel; this reading which was proclaimed today follows next in order. The things which I am going to say, by the gift of the Lord, many of you are going to hear more for review than for learning.1 Nevertheless your attention ought not to be lax simply because there is not learning but review.
(2) This was read, and we take this reading in hand to discuss it, as to what the Lord Jesus talked about with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. For great mysteries were stated there, and analogies of great matters, feeding the hungering soul, refreshing the faint one.
2. For "when" the Lord "had heard" these things, "that the Pharisees had learned that he was making more disciples____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Tractates on the Gospel of John. Volume: 2. Contributors: John W. Rettig - Translator, Saint Augustine Bishop of Hippo - Author. Publisher: Catholic University of America Press. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 1988. Page number: 78.
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