Commentary on the Gospel of
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.