Jesus crossed cultural barriers with truth

Scripture reference

John 4:1–42 (ASV)

When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2(although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples), 3he left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4And he must needs pass through Samaria. 5So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph: 6and Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food. 9The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto him, How is it that thou, being ...


Afghani women genuinely identified with the story of the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4, since their present-day culture bears striking similarities to first century Samaria. Therefore this story of Jesus was fresh good news to the Afghani women.