03 Feb Bad for Business (Mk 5:13) by Dr. Rich Reich
“And he let them, and the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine. The herd of about two thousand rushed down a steep bank into the sea, where they were drowned.” ~ Mk 5:13 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In today’s Gospel, Jesus sent the unclean spirits from a possessed man into a herd of swine, and the two thousand swine rushed down a steep bank into the sea and drowned. The swine-herders were upset that they had lost their livelihood and begged Jesus to leave their district. Jesus was bad for business and the swine-herders believed that their personal profits were more important than the possessed man’s welfare. Planned Parenthood believes that Pro-Lifers are bad for business, especially when we peacefully pray for the well-being of the mothers, families, and unborn children affected by abortion. Like the swine-herders, they are more concerned about personal profits than the welfare of mothers and their children. Continue to stay strong in your Pro-Life ministries and help others see that people are more important than profits.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: You don’t need a business degree to know that people are more important than profits. Show this commitment to life by praying for the mothers, families, and unborn children affected by abortion.
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Faith Quote: “Greed is not defined by what something costs; it is measured by what it costs you. If anything costs you your faith or your family, the price is too high.” ~ Max Lucado