Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell this to anyone. He said, “The Human One must suffer many things and be rejected—by the elders, chief priests, and the legal experts—and be killed and be raised on the third day.” Jesus said to everyone, “All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross daily, and follow me. All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their lives because of me will save them. What advantage do people have if they gain the whole world for themselves yet perish or lose their lives? Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Human One will be ashamed of that person when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. I assure you that some standing here won’t die before they see God’s kingdom.” (Luke 9:21-27, CEB)
Οπισω μου is the Greek for follow me. Actually, though it is more follow after. It is also the text that is in the scripture where Jesus says to Peter, get behind me Satan. You see to follow Jesus means we know our place. We are not walking alongside as if we are friends. Jesus is God and we are following behind where God is leading us.
To be following Jesus we have to see the back of his head.
So follow Jesus and know you are not in the lead.
Loving People. Loving God.