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2 Sam 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13a

GospelMK 5:1-20


Jesus and his disciples came to the other side of the sea, to the territory of the Gerasenes.
When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him. The man had been dwelling among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain. In fact, he had frequently been bound with shackles and chains,
but the chains had been pulled apart by him and the shackles smashed, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the hillsides
he was always crying out and bruising himself with stones. Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him, crying out in a loud voice,
"What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me!" (He had been saying to him, "Unclean spirit, come out of the man!")
He asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "Legion is my name. There are many of us."
And he pleaded earnestly with him not to drive them away from that territory.

Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside. And they pleaded with him,
"Send us into the swine. Let us enter them." And he let them, and the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine. The herd of about two thousand rushed down a steep bank into the sea, where they were drowned. The swineherds ran away and reported the incident in the town and throughout the countryside. And people came out to see what had happened.
As they approached Jesus, they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by Legion,
sitting there clothed and in his right mind. And they were seized with fear. Those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened to the possessed man and to the swine. Then they began to beg him to leave their district. As he was getting into the boat,
the man who had been possessed pleaded to remain with him. But Jesus would not permit him but told him instead, "Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you." Then the man went off and began to proclaim in the Decapolis
what Jesus had done for him; and all were amazed.

 

Do you have demon in you?


The healing of a person with unclean spirit, infected with ‘Legion’, provides us with certain parameters with which we can judge whether we have a ‘demon’ in us or not.

If you are with a ‘demon’, your behaviour will have these characteristics;

1. Just as the demoniac loved to live among the tombs (v.3), you too will have no enthusiasm for the life.

2. Just as the demoniac had to be secured with fetters and chains (v.4), you may have to be controlled with rules and regulations always. It means you don’t experience inner freedom.

3. Just as demoniac was howling all night and day (v.5) disturbing others’ peace, you too may have no concern for others.

4. Demoniac inflicted wounds on himself with stones (v.5).  Same way, you too may not accept but criticise yourself always. You may be living in low self esteem.

5. Demoniac ran towards Jesus so that he can beg him not to cast him out (vv 6, 7). Your relationship with God will be guided by your selfish interests not out of love for God

Instead, if you are free of ‘demon’, your behaviour will have these characteristics;

1. After the healing, people found the man sitting with Jesus (v.15a). Jesus is the real life. You too will love to live in self-esteem, thanking God for the great gift of ‘YOU’.

2. After the healing, the man was found in his full senses (v. 15b). You will have right use of all your senses that will lead to the experience of freedom in life.

3. The man proclaimed the mercy of God in Decapolis (v. 20). It shows his concern for others that they too should know the love of God and turn to God.

4. The man was with clothes (v.15b). You will have proper awareness of your inner worth as a child of God and will take care of yourself.

 

5. The man wanted to follow Jesus (v.18). Your relationship with God will be based on true love. You will be always grateful to him for his mercy towards you.

The ‘demon’ in us could be our ego/selfishness/pride and so on. One evil will give birth to many and will become a ‘Legion’. But, if we encounter Jesus the love, we will be cured of. Then we will be leading a life-in-love.


Fr. Johnson Bezalel CMI


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