Today's readings made me think that God was trying to tell us of the importance of facing reality. Moses cries out to God when the Israelites complain to him of their life in the desert. They do not like their current reality. They would like painless change.
Jesus tells the woman at the well "everything (she) has ever done." He makes her face her sins. Not usually a pleasant lesson. What is her reaction? Rather than be insulted or offended, she sees that He is the Christ, and her life radically changes.
God does not want us to hide or to run away from our sins, but to embrace them as the channel of his grace, redemption and forgiveness. Our sins are not something to shrink away from in fear and denial but to face squarely and run to the Father for His forgiveness.
In the Holy Saturday liturgy, we hear,
"Oh, happy fault! Oh, necessary sin of Adam! That won for us so great a salvation!"
Let us lay our sins at the foot of the cross and thank our God for taking them upon Himself, and beg for His grace in our lives so that we might change . It is the only way we human beings have to overcome our self-imposed flawed lives.