Jesus’ presence is bad news to demons. Those who come to torment others are themselves tormented by the presence of Jesus.
Is there anything that you are doing about which you are uneasy, or even tormented, that is a sign of the changes that the Spirit is prompting you to make? Do you define your own comfort zones as the limits beyond which you will not go? The discomfort of advancing in your spiritual journey is the Lord’s way of preserving you from the quiet desperation, stagnancy, dull and boring feeling of torment that may be going on inside you.
Notice the varying approaches of Jesus to the kind of healing that needs to take place. How is the Spirit dealing with you about the wholeness that longs to happen for you?
Sitting in peace at Your feet v. 35
How much You have done for me! v. 39
I’m in peace, for you have healed. v. 48
My inner child in Your hands v. 53
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in the menu above.
Due to an early Easter in 2013, weeks 7 and 8 from the Epiphany Season, which were omitted, are now added to the first two weeks at the beginning of the season of Pentecost. The Monday-to-Friday readings for this week are from the Eighth Week in Epiphany, Year C.
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We return to a reading of the Gospel of Luke.
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