Are you familiar with the story of the woman at the well? We had a chance encounter and ended up talking about the Kingdom of God. In the course of the conversation I revealed that I knew her story, concerning her marital status and history. This was apparently a subject of shame for her and she changed the subject. There are hints in the story that she lived a life of shame because of this, coming to draw water when she did not expect anyone else to be around. What preacher of righteousness could resist the opportunity to go on and heap scorn, judgment, condemnation and shame on her because of her situation? Me.
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