Samaria was the territory between Judea and Galilee west of the Jordan River. For ethnic and religious reasons, the Samaritans and the Jews were bitterly opposed to one another. In our world today, many people are bitterly opposed to each other. From polarizing differences to furious disagreements, many find themselves unwelcomed.
I am trying to rebuke the part of me that wants to respond by firing an angry response toward those whose views and behavior express contempt for something I value. I try to picture Jesus looking at them, and me, lovingly. And then I move on with my journey.
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