A Foreign Woman
Jesus approaches this woman, and says, “will you give me a drink?” This is huge. In that day, there were those who would never talk to a woman. There were also those who would never talk to a Samaritan. By these six words, Jesus breaks through both prejudices and sets the wheels of history turning toward civil rights and women's rights. To appreciate just how ground-breaking this was, consider the woman's reaction:

You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?

​But it was even more than that: as the conversation continues, we discover that the woman is living with a man who is not her husband. This means that Jesus is not just talking to a Samaritan, not just to a Samaritan woman, but also to a Samaritan adulteress. Yet, by being willing to receive a drink from her, Jesus is indicating that he considers her "clean." 

On the one hand, Jesus humbles himself to request this woman's assistance. On the other hand, he offers her living water. This is the same water of life offered to us at the end of all things:
John 4:3 (NIV) So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”​ 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water...."

"He who was seated on the throne said, 'I am making everything new!' Then he said to me: 'It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.' (Revelation 21:5-7)"