As I read through the Gospels I find several instances where Jesus said "follow me." Most of them are in a general sense of an instruction or the importance of taking up a cross to follow Him. There are seemingly two specific commands that require a particular action. Matthew 8v22 - "But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead." Matthew 19v21 - "Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me." On another thread some have claimed that going to the funeral of a lost person is in conflict with following Christ. To be consistant would one also not have to sell all that he has to give to the poor to follow Christ? What is the difference in the two passages that prohibits me going to a lost person's funeral, but allows me to keep any of my possessions?