Looking to the future, we followers of Jesus often fail to see what he desires for us. Like James and John, we assume that Jesus wants to destroy the people who disagree with us. Like the three potential followers on the road, we cannot envision how discipleship will disrupt our normal routines. The truth is that our assumptions and predictions will cause problems for us unless we can align them with the coming of the kingdom. When we act in ways that respond to the words of Jesus, we add important building blocks to the kingdom of God.
- Luke 9:51-62