We all know what it feels like to be incredibly thirsty. When we can think of nothing else but that deep drink of cold water after which we may release a deep sigh. Near noon, in the desert, Jesus meets a woman at a well and asks for a drink of water. Then he offers her to drink from a different kind of well. This ancient story speaks to all of us who thirst for the inherent worth and dignity of every person: for justice, equity and compassion, acceptance and spiritual growth.