Monday 4 February 2019

About Today Readings

Hebrews 11:32-40. Psalm 30(31):20-24. Mark 5:1-20.

Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord – Psalm 30(31):20-24.

‘He went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him; everyone was amazed.’

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.

Was this demoniac the first apostle to the gentiles? He is commanded by Jesus to go away and tell his friends ‘how much the Lord has done for you, and what mercy he has shown you.’ He obeys, telling all he meets of how Jesus had brought him renewal, peace, and life.

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