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THE CURE OF A DEMONIAC

Today’s Gospel Reading: Luke 4:31-37 – TWENTY-SECOND WEEK OF THE YEAR: Tuesday, 4 September 2018

The closer we are to the mind of Christ, the more dramatic is the struggle we have with the spirit of the world. This is one reason why the Lord’s confrontations with Satan and the evil spirits in the Gospels are so stark and brutal. We are witnessing in them the collision of two opposites. This is why the saints were very conscious of sin and more aware of wrongdoing in the slightest things than are most people.

The light of Christ floods our minds revealing little scrapes and scars that otherwise we would never have noticed. This inner light constitutes the difference between Francis of Assisi and Jack the Ripper.

The struggle to put on the mind of Christ is a fact of Christian life. The mind of Christ is a good deal more than “best intentions”; it is the same wisdom, intelligence and know how that we see the Lord exercising throughout the Gospels.

Putting on the mind of Christ emerges out of the struggle between the Spirit of Christ and the spirit of the world.

Jakarta, 4 September 2018

A Christian Pilgrim

 
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Jakarta, 4 September 2018

A Christian Pilgrim

 

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