Two Steps to Crossing Barriers
In John 4, Jesus stops at a well while traveling through Samaria and engages a woman in conversation despite their racial and religious barriers. Samaritans were a mixed race that Jews refused to associate with. Understand, Jews did their absolute best to avoid Samaritan communities at that time.
Jesus went straight for this area. I can only imagine that when the disciples heard they were going through Samaria they thought, Man, this day is about to get really interesting. It did get