Jesus has to be the most insensitive man who ever lived 8


This reading makes it clear that Jesus is en route to Jerusalem. He’s going to be hanging on a cross within a week.

Keep in mind, Jesus and His entourage have just passed near Samaria, which is only some thirty miles from Jerusalem. That means they could be in Jerusalem as soon as ten to fifteen hours on foot.

So when a man says “Lord, let me go first and bury my father”, Jesus knows the guy is going to miss out in witnessing the divine. More…