13th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday, 30th June 2021

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 8:28-34

When Jesus reached the country of the Gadarenes on the other side of the lake, two demoniacs came towards him out of the tombs – creatures so fierce that nobody could pass that way. They stood there shouting, ‘What do you want with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before the time?’

Now some distance away there was a large herd of pigs feeding, and the devils pleaded with Jesus, ‘If you cast us out, send us into the herd of pigs.’ And he said to them, ‘Go then,’ and they came out and made for the pigs; and at that the whole herd charged down the cliff into the lake and perished in the water.

The swineherds ran off and made for the town, where they told the whole story, including what had happened to the demoniacs. At this the whole town set out to meet Jesus; and as soon as they saw him they implored him to leave the neighbourhood.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel we see the destructive force of two demoniacs killing a herd of swine after they pleaded with Jesus to set them free.


  • Jesus has divine power and authority over Satan and his evil spirits.  Jesus can free and wants to free us from anything that binds us and alienates us from the love of God.


  • Do you want Jesus to free you from the attachments in life that are preventing you from experiencing the joy of living in His presence and doing His Will?    Speak to the Lord from your heart.