Monday, June 17, 2024

The Gadarene Demoniac

The Gadarene Demoniac
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Pili Piñero
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Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text
Mt 8,28-34
Two demoniacs who were coming from the tombs met him. They were so savage that no one could travel by that road.
Gospel's Commentary
Today the scene is frightening. Jesus expels demons from two possessed men. The demons recognize the Lord: "What do you want with us, Son of God? “They shouted... "If you drive us out, send us into that herd of pigs." And they rushed down into the lake and died in the water. Tremendous! If the devil cannot destroy man, he tries at least to destroy creation. "The demons confess to God. And the men? "Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region." They were more worried for their pigs than for the Devil's destructive action!

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