No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.

” Luk. 9:62. This is the response Jesus Christ gave to a man who committed to follow Him, but upon one condition, only after saying goodbye to his family. This surely has to be one of the hard sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Bible. Sometimes I wonder why the man was not allowed to perform a very legitimate and honourable duty. What is wrong with trekking some few kilometres back home to bid farewell to the family, you may ask? It seems so simple but yet, according to Jesus Christ, it was not the right thing to do. God who is Omniscient knows why but we could also assume that going to his family to perform a responsible act could also completely truncate his commitment to follow Jesus Christ. It was therefore better for him to give practical effect to his decision to follow Christ immediately rather than going back to the family to say goodbye.