What were the disciples thinking today? Were they thinking that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem to become the king of Israel? Were they thinking that the kingdom of God was about to erupt in full force?
They were right about the destination, but wrong about the timing. Jesus would reign. He would be king, but not before he had gone through Friday.
Sometimes the path to victory goes through trial, and there is no other way to get there but to walk the difficult path ahead.