When dealing with conflict, fight or flight are not the only options — in fact, they are the worst ways to approach resolving the underlying issue. We look at Jesus’ four-step solution to conflict resolution.
If we are to believe that it is in the Jesus Tradition to encounter his work in untraditional places, then surely we are compelled to believe bearers of Jesus could be the people we least expect to be so.
Geography was not the real reason Jesus travelled through the hostile land of Samaria. It was necessitated by something else, and, more importantly, it hold important lessons for how we should engage with our enemies.