Woman at Well and Man Born Blind

Gospel Truth in Literary Masterpieces

I love these two stories from chapters 4 and 9 in the Gospel of John. The Woman at the Well was the Mass reading for Sunday, March 15th, and The Man Born Blind was the reading for yesterday, March 22. Reading them always reminds me of the Gospel of John course I took 18 years ago at the Lutheran seminary. So, I just decided to share a bit about the sophisticated structure and context of the two stories from assignments in that class.

It is good to remember that the ancient Greek had neither punctuation nor paragraphs and depended heavily on structure to indicate beginnings and endings and key points in the text. One tool used was chaistic structure as explained here. Such structure can easily be seen in both of these stories.

If this is too much, just ignore it. I hope we get back to meeting soon. I’m not up to defending all this but just offer it as food for thought while we have all this thinking time available.

 

The Man Born Blind

The Woman at the Well

3 thoughts on “Woman at Well and Man Born Blind

  1. Michael Ugino

    I know a lot of you read Bishop Baron’s Lenten reflection every morning. Remember there is mass on his website also televised at 8:15 daily.Be safe, practice social distancing, and wash your hands! Mike

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Like

    Reply
  2. newlin satterthwaite

    So glad to know more about you. My mother was Lutheran and so was I. She was a much better Lutheran than I ever was but that’s a long story for another time. God bless and be safe

    On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:45 AM St. Peter’s Men’s Prayer Group wrote:

    > Darryl Williams posted: “Gospel Truth in Literary Masterpieces I love > these two stories from chapters 4 and 9 in the Gospel of John. The Woman at > the Well was the Mass reading for Sunday, March 15th, and The Man Born > Blind was the reading for yesterday, March 22. Reading them al” >

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s