Even more shocking is Jesus’ description of what he is doing. The Son of God is encountering this woman in order to sustain himself. His encounter with her is his very food.
He does not say that his encounter with her is his mission. It is his food.
The disciples tell Jesus to eat, but he responds by saying “I have food to eat that you don’t know about” (v. 32). Again, “I am fed by doing the will of the one who sent me and by completing his work” (v. 34).
The life-giving sustenance of the Son of God is to encounter “the other” redemptively.-Full post