Matthew 8:18-22

We need to understand this dialogue between Jesus and the scribe. The true explanation lies in the way in which the Jews use this phrase “I must bury my father.” It really meant, “I will follow you someday, when my father is dead, and when I am free to leave home.” He was in fact putting off his following of Jesus for many years to come. Jesus knew the human heart, and knew quite well that, if this man did not follow him at the moment, he never would. May we have the courage to follow Jesus Christ at every moment of our life.