Monday 4th February, 2013
Hebrews 11:32-40. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord—Ps 30(31):20-24. Mark 5:1-20.
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How convenient if evil were always as readily identifiable as the demons of Gerasa!
People kept their distance from the demoniac: he was left to suffer alone, and it was only when loss of their property came with his cure that people took any notice. They opted for cutting further losses by asking Jesus to leave.
Evil in our own society is much more subtle and wears a different face, but its power is no less evident. Its presence is always betrayed by hurt, distress, destruction of one kind or another and the threat to life. Hebrews 11 tells how God’s faithful stood up to evil even unto death. By faith in Jesus we have the power to confront evil, name it and put it to flight. Was this demoniac the first apostle to the gentiles?