As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set
out for Jerusalem. He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to
prepare for his arrival. But the people of the village did not welcome
Jesus because he was on his way to Jerusalem. When James and John
saw this, they said to Jesus, “Lord, should we call down fire from heaven to
burn them up?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them. And he said, “You
don’t realize what your hearts are like. For the Son of Man has not come
to destroy people’s lives, but to save them.” So they went on to another
village. As they were walking along, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow
you wherever you go.” But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in,
and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his
head.” He said to another person, “Come, follow me.” The man agreed,
but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.” But
Jesus told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead! But as for you, go and
proclaim the Kingdom of God.” Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow
you, but first let me say good-bye to my family.” But Jesus told
him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit
for the Kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:51–62