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Disciples wonder at the Master’s decision to not bypass traveling through Samaria. The ill feelings aren’t just directed at the Samaritans, those of Samaria also had trouble accepting their Jewish brothers. Sentries keep a watchful eye on traveller through their gates.
Hatred and suspicion may take more than appealing to the laws and commands of their Jewish heritage. These followers of the Master aren’t trying to stir things up in town are they? Crowds are hostile to the traveling men from Galilee, and little protection comes from town officials.
Elsewhere, the disciples rejoin the rest in their camp. Their reports of disrespectful treatment is told. Is it time to teach those Samaritans a lesson? To make them pay for their sins? Thoughts of calling down fire from heaven, for retaliation are tossed around. What will the Master have to say about the injustices? Attitudes are set straight, and forgiveness is called for. The mission is to save men, not destroy them.