The story of the Samaritan woman is not just the story of an encounter with Jesus - it’s the story of an invitation. What Christ invites us to is an unfolding experience of the grace of God. Jesus invitation to the Samaritan woman meant something in those days that isn’t clear now: it meant that she was valued. When we think about encountering Christ, we might feel guilt. But what Christ invites us to us an unfolding experience of the grace of God.