Why is the story of the woman at the well so important? There are a number of deep theological truths to be found, but the most important is the love of Jesus. Jesus sees this woman to her depths and loves her beyond the skies.
Sowing is not always glamorous, but reaping is a partnership with the one who sowed. We are not in competition, but a partnership for the kingdom of God. We rejoice together, both those who sow and those who reap.
Contentment is often tied to happiness. Yet, the apostle Paul's life as an apostle is marked by anything but happiness. If being content is not the same as being happy, what then is it?