Luke 9: 51-56
51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. 54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.
As the time for the fulfillment of his mission was drawing near, Jesus would not be distracted or upset because the people of this Samaritan village would not welcome him or his disciples. We can understand the anger of James and John, for we might react the same way, but Jesus had a higher goal and directed their efforts elsewhere. We might look at ourselves to see if we drift from our mission because things don't go according to our plan. Our daily meditation time with Jesus is necessary for us to get our "game plan" from him, rather than let our frustrations or ideas get in the way. We are on a mission for Jesus, not for ourselves.