He gave orders to cross to the other shore. Doesn’t it seem, at first, that Jesus is annoyed with everyone in Scripture?   First, he tries to get away from the crowds, then when a scribe and a disciple declare their desire to follow him, he seems to pour a bucket of ice water over their enthusiasm.   But Jesus is not responding out of exhaustion or moodiness.   He’s saying something that can be difficult to hear: following him can be hard. ...