Thursday, July 01, 2010

From the Gospel, from Luke, for last Sunday.

When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,...

Jesus answered...,
“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”

There was a nice article in JAMA some years ago, 'On saying goodbye before death,' in which by literary and clinical examples the author suggested that people make relatively simple statements which seem to be directed to a present discussion but may actually later be seen as being a communication about their passing.

And to another he said, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead...'

The last sentence, "Let the dead bury their dead," might be taken to mean, in the conflict between Jesus and the Sanhedrin that, if they kill him, then when they are 'the dead' then that will bury the guilt of having killed Jesus.

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