Mark 5:12 (When Evil Returns)

30 Jan Mark 5:12 (When Evil Returns)

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“And they pleaded with him, ‘Send us into the swine. Let us enter them.'” ~ Mark 5:12 (full readings)

Rich’s Reflections: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cast out demons from the Gerasene demoniac (a poor man dominated by unclean spirits). However, when the demons left the man’s body, they did not disappear, but lingered about and occupied a nearby herd of swine. Jesus taught that an exorcised demon returns to its home “bringing back seven other spirits more wicked than itself” (Luke 11:26). This serves as a warning to all of us who have struggled with demons in our life and have won. Do not become complacent. Remain alert, for evil will return with a vengeance. Those who do God’s will are not protected from evil attacks, but might actually be more vulnerable if they do not keep wearing the full armor of God (Eph 6:11). In our fight against the demon of abortion, we must not become discouraged because we are under attack, but continue to wear the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, sandals of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Stand firm in God and continue to pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ as we fight against the demons of abortion on this battlefield called the Culture of Death. Lord, may we get rid of the demons of abortion once and for all. Amen.

Faith Challenge: Protect yourself against evil by wearing the full armor of God.

Our Prayers:Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption,Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.

Feast Day: St. Hippolytus

Faith Quote: There will be no “knights in shining armor” in God’s kingdom; our armor will have many dings and dents. No, no perfect Hollywood heroes will ride to save the day; just wearied saints to look to God and, in weakness, find Christ’s strength. This, indeed, is the essence of God’s kingdom: divine greatness manifest in common people.” ~ Francis Frangipane

Through Christ our Lord,
James 1:22

* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (and family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers and re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.

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