It is in one of the Gospels where Jesus is quoted as telling a would be follower to let the dead bury their dead, and is right in line with the rich man being told to give away everything and follow Jesus. I'll find it for you.Basstian said:Humm I am trying to find a similiar statement from Elijah to Elisha about the dead burying the dead I was sure I had read it.
This site every once in awhile makes you clear out the cob-webs in the old memory attic
Anyway I think He meant - don't let "temporary distractions" set your course for you. Look at what is important.
Found it: Mat 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.