As the time approached for him to be taken up into heaven, he made his decision to set out for Yerushalayim.
He sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village in Shomron to make preparations for him.
However, the people there would not let him stay, because his destination was Yerushalayim.
When the talmidim Ya`akov and Yochanan saw this, they said, "Sir, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to destroy them?"
But he turned and rebuked them.
And they went on to another village.
As they were traveling on the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
Yeshua answered him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds flying about have nests, but the Son of Man has no home of his own."
To another he said, "Follow me!" but the man replied, "Sir, first let me go away and bury my father."
Yeshua said, "Let the dead bury their own dead; you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God!"
Yet another said, "I will follow you, sir, but first let me say good-by to the people at home."
To him Yeshua said, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and keeps looking back is fit to serve in the Kingdom of God."