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Adult Response

Statue of Jesus and the Samaritan WomanAn good example of the "adult" response in the Personality Traffic Light is to be found in the Samaritan woman's reaction. When Jesus met the woman of Samaria at the well, who was later named Saint Photine by the Early Church, he prompted her in John 4.10, "If you only knew what God gives and who it is that is asking you for a drink, you would ask him, and he would give you life-giving water." The Samaritan woman's reaction and logical "Adult" response came into play and the only answer that she can find was that he was talking about the water in the deep well in front of them. She therefore answered, "You don't have a bucket and the well is deep. Where would you get that life-giving water?" This very practical and logical response of the Samaritan woman reaction was drawn from her "adult" response.✞

The Evangelist's Response

In the same way, a Christian can endeavor to lead a person to the Savior via a series of questions such as, "Is God real in your life?" "Why did Jesus die upon the cross?" and "What does this Bible verse tell you about God's love?" Some people do not respond through a mental "adult" reaction but rather an emotional "child" one. The evangelist would want to take a different response to this type of "child" response.✞

"Samaritan Woman's Reaction"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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