When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritansto make ready for him; but the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village. As they were going along the road, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son-of-Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another Jesus said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus replied, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the dominion of God.” Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the dominion of God.”