One day, an intense battle ended with the victory of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. So he wanted to reward those valiant soldiers of different nationalities who performed outstanding acts of bravery. "My brave soldiers," shouted Napoleon, "tell me what you desire and I will be obliged to perform it."
The Polish hero said, "Give Poland it's independence”. The emperor agreed and said, "I will."
The poor Czechoslovakian said, "I am a farmer, give me a piece of property to plant." The emperor said, "It's yours, my friend".
The German said, "Give me a bar in which to drink beer." The emperor said, "Grant him a bar".
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman:
The story of the Samaritan Woman is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. It is a unique story, for the Lord meets this woman who is a Gentile in many ways, and carries on a conversation with her. He leads her away from the shames of her life and grants her the mission of evangelism. In a short period of time, she attracts the city with her preaching and leads its people to the Savior of the world.
The question is, why a Samaritan?