Thursday, February 7, 2019

“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the Light.”

“Man must have light. He must live in the fierce full constant glare of light, where all shadow will be defined and sharp and unique and personal: the shadow of his own singular rectitude or baseness. All human evils have to come out of obscurity and darkness, where there is nothing to dog man constantly with the shape of his own deformity.” ― William Faulkner: (1897 – 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi)

Gospel Text: (MK 6:7-13)
Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two
and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick
–no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic.
He said to them,
"Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there.
Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you,
leave there and shake the dust off your feet
in testimony against them."
So they went off and preached repentance.
The Twelve drove out many demons,
and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

I’ll bet if Jesus was around, he’d gather us all together and ask us to go out two, by two, knock on our neighbors’ doors, get to know each other, live with each other and share meals. I’ll bet further, that if we did this we’d drive out demons and heal the wounds that separate us from one another.

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