As they were going along the road, someone said to Jesus, â€˜I will follow you wherever you go.â€™ And Jesus said to him, â€˜Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.â€™
To another Jesus said, â€˜Follow me.â€™ But he said, â€˜Lord, first let me go and bury my father.â€™ But Jesus said to him, â€˜Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.â€™ Another said, â€˜I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.â€™ Jesus said to him, â€˜No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.â€™
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.