When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village. LK 9:51-56
Jesus is merciful to the people. While His disciples are angry on the Samaritans.
Jesus rebukes them for this behavior.
And how you behave towards people who do not accept Jesus? Are you then merciful like Jesus? Are you patient? Ask God for the grace of patience and love.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the example of love and patience. Teach me real charity.