Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead To bury one’s father was one of the sacred duties of a son. When Jesus says, “let the dead bury the dead” he is using a hyperbole to express the urgency of proclaiming the Kingdom, a mission which supersedes all other responsibilities. However, to follow Jesus everywhere meant homelessness, “the Son has nowhere to lay his head.” While not all are called to give up family, discipleship to Jesus requires an interior freedom to go wherever the Spirit bids. As one finds oneself uprooted and “homeless,” one finds a home in every family that welcomes the Gospel of Jesus.
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