People usually respond to rejection with anger.
1. When we are rejected, it is easy for us to respond in anger. James and John asked Jesus if they should command fire to come down and consume the Samaritans who rejected Jesus.
2. Jesus was suppose to be the one who should really get angry because He is about to be crucified and die in Jerusalem for all men and that includes the Samaritans.
3. What made Jesus handle the rejection well?
a. He experienced the fullness of the Father's love that made him very secure. Even if people rejected Him that didn't bother him.
b. Jesus trusts in His Father's love that He could abandon Himself to what God permits to happen to His life.
"We should abandon ourselves entirely into the hands of God, and believe that his providence disposes everything that he wishes or permits to happen to us for our greater good." - St. Vincent de Paul