I attended a Bible study this week on the Woman at the Well. What I picked up is what seems to me a common dynamic in conversion. If I had been a counsellor, asking this woman about her husband, and she shut it down (as did the woman at the well) with "Haven't got one," there would be a problem. And that was surely a problem in the whole of that woman's common life. In the text, the Lord exposes that -- which is what the Spirit does, too. Then, she effectively tells everyone that she has been exposed. It is the kind of liberation one finds in conversion. OBSERVATION: Perhaps this was what impacted her village: "She says what? Whatever happened to her?"