Sometimes, our fear or hatred of someone can get in the way of sharing the gospel and obeying Jesus. In the season 1 finale of The Chosen, Jesus leads the disciples into Samaria. When they learn he wants to go there, even though it shortens their journey, they raise a number of objections—which essentially come down to fear and hatred. Jesus insists they follow him and go anyway (season 1, episode 8, “I Am He,” directed by Dallas Jenkins, aired November 26, 2019, 37:59). This is reminiscent of Jonah’s call to Nineveh, a call that prompted him to run away, or of God’s call to each of us to share our faith in an uncomfortable area or with an unfamiliar person.
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