There are a number of surprising things about this passage from the Gospel of Luke. First, it’s notable that the group of travellers with Jesus was large and diverse: the 12 disciples, plus the women listed, and many others who are unnamed.
Matthew 20: 20-28 Jesus loves all of us. He especially loved his two friends, John and James, sons of Zebedee. They were near him most of the time. Naturally their…