Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them." Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases. (Luke 9:1-6)
The dictionary definition of being “diseased” is: “sick, evil, twisted, corrupt, vicious, distorted, abnormal, perverted, impaired, warped, unhealthy, unnatural, immoral, deviant, wicked, kinky (slang), depraved, debased, debauched, aberrant, vitiated, pervy (slang), sicko (slang). Or, and quite relevant to today’s Gospel reading, “the product of a diseased and evil mind.”
In this way we try to heal and cure the “diseased,” and in doing so we keep ourselves healthy in mind and spirit. We gain authority and power over our inner and outer demons trying to overpower us.
Deacon David Pierce