What parent hasn't said, or at least thought: "How many times do I have to tell you?" We tell our children things yet they don't seem to listen, understand or respond as we want them to. Actually, not paying attention happens to all of us from time to time. Sometimes it's because of distractions. Sometimes it's because we don't want to hear what is being said. I think that was also true of the disciples' reactions to things Jesus said in the days before he died.