17While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, 18“See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; 19then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.” (Matthew 20:17-19, NRSV)
Very plainly here Jesus tells the disciples what is going to happen. What happened to the parables? Well this is only the 12 and Jesus wants them to know so they aren’t surprised when it happens.
What would you have done if you were one of the 12 and Jesus said this to you?
What would you have said?