Tag Archives: Luke 8:26-39

Among the living and the dead

When the demons saw Jesus, they were afraid. They begged for their lives. When Jesus showed mercy even to the demons, they proved their destructive nature by plunging the herd of swine into the sea. Did he not know it must be so? It was their nature to be evil spirits. It was, it is Jesus’ nature to be love. Continue reading

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Year C Proper 7: a brief litany of idolatry

The prophet drips irony using the voice of the idolatrous and indolent who say, “do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.” It is in itself idolatrous: the idolatry of the one who worships their own … Continue reading

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Year C Proper 7: Angels and demons

In some ways, the man healed of demons in the Gerasene region of Galilee is the first preacher of the Christian gospel. He gets it – he really does! Even after years of torment at the mercy of a legion … Continue reading

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From today’s lectionary selection: “When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they … Continue reading

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