On the road to Jerusalem Jesus tells the twelve (in what seem like unmistakable terms) about his upcoming arrest, death, and resurrection. Luke’s account adds that Jesus said “all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished” (18:31)
The text says Jesus was “going before them” and that they were amazed and afraid. Why were they amazed? Why were they afraid?
Concerning His death, Luke also adds that “they understood none of these things” and that it was “hidden from them” (18:34). Why did they not understand His plain language? Was it miraculously hidden from them or do you think it was their own lack of perception?