The focus today is upon this first work of repentance using the story of the Samaritans and how Jesus moved in their midst. He contrasted how Jesus worked with the Samaritans with Simon Magus, one of the Magi. It's a powerful message, which lead me to the scripture below.
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12 (KJV)