By nun Matrona (Lukashova)
I could truly learn a lot from you, the Samaritan woman. Although you have sinned, you have opened your heart to repentance, piety, and being sure that a Holy Man stands before you. You spoke to Him about the things that worried you in terms of spiritual life. My pride is revealed when at times of spiritual failure and sin, I cannot always turn to God even with the shortest prayer. I give up and stop to search, I do not want to ask or to listen to God’s answer.