Following leaves little time to look back

Jesus rarely really looked back. He strides, and he looks forward (“face set towards Jerusalem”) but never really looks back. Jesus is in no way passive. He is very active – calling out injustice, speaking the truth – cost what it will and lead where it may. And it leads to torture, humiliation and death. Often. And it does for us too if we are courageous enough to be leaders and not sycophants.