52 He sent some people ahead of Him into the territory of the Samaritans, a minority group at odds with the Jewish majority. He wanted His messengers to find a place for them to stay in a village along the road to Jerusalem. 53 But because the Samaritans realized Jesus was going to Jerusalem, they refused to welcome them.
James and John(outraged):54 Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to destroy these people who have rejected You?[e] [Just as Elijah did.][f]
Jesus(turning toward them and shaking His head):55 You just don’t get it.[56 The Son of Man didn’t come to ruin the lives of people, but He came to liberate them.][g]
Aren't you glad Jesus doesn't allow fire from heaven to destroy us when we rejected Him? Of course, one day that will happen, but until then we continue to share the truth of God's love to all.