by Fr J Mafola
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A reflection on the three readings reflects that being a follower of Christ demands a lot of effort and all other responsibilities have to take second place.
In the first reading Elisha who had been master until then, with money and possessions became now the servant of Elijah. He gave up the secure life of a rich farmer to start a prophetic life, a life full of risk and uncertainty.
Led by the spirit, Elisha broke with his past, his family and his possessions. Similarly those whom Christ specifically calls to follow him in the spreading of God’s kingdom must break away with sin and start leading a holy life. They must break away from their family and give themselves whole – heartedly to the service of the Christian community which has now become their new family.
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