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Joshua writes:
June 6, 2013 8:16 PM
When Jesus stopped at the well to speak to the Samaritan woman he looked past the fact that he was exhausted; instead he focused on the opportunity to minister and comfort her. We often are self-occupied and don’t see opportunities in which we could be that positive influence in other people’s lives. I saw a quote on Facebook,” Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart.” Don’t forget we were designed with more than just mental capacity we were designed with heart. When we find a way to forget about ourselves for just a moment and let our hearts drive we can be a blessing to others. We can do little things for others and let God handle the huge things in our lives. Rome wasn’t built in a day yet we can be a blessing to many with just a few words and make them feel at home!

Daniel writes:
June 6, 2013 5:19 PM
I think Jesus Christ set an example for all Christians with what he did. We are not to judge others but rather offer to help and let them know God loves them and still has His arms opened to all. Jesus Christ knew the woman's problems but did not accuse or judge. He rather opens up to her and engages her.

Ted Whitney writes:
June 5, 2013 7:58 PM
Good point, Dave. Thanks for commenting.

Dave writes:
June 5, 2013 7:48 PM
Worth noting, I think, that he did not jump straight into what he already knew her problem was, but rather offered the solution first. In essence: Look, if you'll stop trying to look to man to provide what only God can provide, the 'thirst' you're experiencing goes away.

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