Rather than adding injury pain, Jesus weaves theology into their dialogue. He puts his finger on her heart: The craving of male attention, affection, and love to satisfy the longing of her soul. This has been her idol; this is what she worships instead of the Living God. It’s not that the longing is necessarily wrong, but how she’s sought to satisfy that inner “thirst” as it were. And oh, how desperately thirsty she is, and Jesus knows it.