DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Unclean Spirits” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus expelled the unclean spirits from the possessed man. Ponder on, “We can weaken our faith through our curiosities and superstitious beliefs in unclean spirits; especially if we seek their help. Jesus as our Saviour, is almighty and full of Compassion. Deepen our faith in Jesus at all times.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
On the Sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority.
In their synagogue there was a man with an unclean spirit, and he shouted, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus rebuked it saying, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a loud cry went out of him.
The people were so astonished that they started asking one another what it all meant, saying, ‘Here is a teaching that is new, and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him.’ And his reputation at once spread everywhere, through all the surrounding Galilean countryside.