Gospel Lesson of the Samaritan Woman: John 4:5-42
Jesus having grown tired sits down on the curb of the well. He is waiting for the Samaritan woman. He is waiting for me…My Savior, You have grown tired in Your search of me and You have sat down. You did not give up owing to the length of the road or because of the roughness of the road. And now You are seated in that place where You know I am going to pass by for You want me to encounter Your weariness at the same time as Your tenderness – that weariness which explains that affection.
(A Monk of the Eastern Church, Jesus: A Dialogue With the Savior, pg 62)