When Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, he smashed through the barriers of culture, gender and consequences of choices. She was alone when she met Jesus, just as we truly meet God in the privacy of our hearts. She first responded sarcastically — defensively — but eventually came to the point of being completely honest. If we are to break through the barriers we allow to keep us from growing deeper, we, too, must come to a moment of truth. Message delivered 9/18/11.