1 Kings 19:16. 19-21
Anointed as Elijah’s successor, Elisha prepares a banquet for his followers before taking up his new task. 

Galatians 5: 1. 13-18
Paul urges us, having been freed by Jesus from the slavery of sin, to become Spirit-centred rather than slipping back into the old slavery of self-centredness. 

Luke 9: 51-62
As Jesus sets out to Jerusalem, where death and resurrection await him, he makes clear what is expected of all would-be followers.