30 June – Daily Reflection

Gospel:  Mt 8: 28-34

When Jesus came to the territory of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs who were coming from the tombs met him.  They were so savage that no one could travel by that road. They cried out, “What have you to do with us, Son of God?  Have you come here to torment us before the appointed time?”  Some distance away a herd of many swine was feeding. The demons pleaded with him, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of swine.”  And he said to them, “Go then!” They came out and entered the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea where they drowned.  The swineherds ran away, and when they came to the town they reported everything, including what had happened to the demoniacs.  Thereupon the whole town came out to meet Jesus , and when they saw him they begged him to leave their district.

STAY AWAY FROM THE EVIL FORCES: The possessed speak and recognize the son of God confronting them. But, the townsfolk saw things in terms of money. They would not care for the peace that descended on the area. They want Him to vacate their area. Once a young couple after a religious convocation decided to give away their three months old son to a god-man to grow up and be the next successor of the god-man. Their lopsided spirituality prided them in giving birth to the next god-man. But the grand parents went to the police for the denial of rights to the little one. Where does our Spirituality lie? When we are unable to the human face the image of God and see in his divinity we miss a great deal. Then, certainly man is in the hold of forces that distracts and distorts truth. Be on your guard against evil powers.