Commentary on the Gospel of

Bible Diary - Claretian Publications Philippines

LEAVE THE BOY AND NEVER ENTER HIM AGAIN

From our perspective, the boy’s convulsion was likely due to epilepsy. However, for the Jews of Jesus’ time, they were caused by evil spirits that battled with God over the cosmos, the earth and our bodies. Bodily chaos could only be rectified by God’s intervention.

God’s healing is a grace which, however, requires faith. As the ­father of the boy humbly begged Jesus, “help the little faith I have,” we too humbly come before the Lord. Despite our scientific ­advances, knowledge and goodwill, we have mired ourselves in personal and global chaos. Lord, reverse our chaos and establish your shalom. 

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