John 4



She stood by the well

for the hundredth time,

too weary to drop her bucket

when a strange man appeared

and began talking with her.

Never mind who you have been

he said

Never mind what people say.

Never mind your fears –

listen to your heart.

There you will discover

your true self.

There you will find your strength.

There you will discover the living well.

There you will grow in trust

for this water will never run dry.

Let the roots of your longing

reach into the wellspring of eternity.

Let the waters swell

gushing forth, flowing up and out.

Let the energy of this force

give you light in the your darkness.

Let the current of  this living water

carry you back into the rhythm of life.





Jannel Glennie, 2017


Don Thomas, Illustrator