MATTHEW 9:32-38 GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (JULY 7, 2020)

As they were going away, some people brought to Jesus a man who was dumb, because he was possessed by a demon. When the demon was driven out, the dumb man began to speak. The crowds were astonished and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”

But he Pharisees said, “He drives away demons with the help of the prince of demons.”

Jesus went around all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom; and he cured every sickness and disease. When he saw the crowds, he was moved with pity; for they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are only few. Ask the master of the harvest to send workers to gather his harvest.

POINT OF REFLECTION

“Divided we fall united we stand”. Jesus was considered as the universal healer for He healed all kinds of sickness and driven demons to ease burdens. Being a healer, Jesus does not necessarily mean providing relief to physical, emotional and spiritual pain but considered as the great provider of all men’s need out of His love for us. But despite all these goodness, the Pharisees said that “ He drives away demons with the help of the prince of demons.” Jesus answered that these could not be possible because  if evil fights against each other they would surely end up as losser.

Notice brothers and sisters in Christ that, many of our troubles are within the family. It has even resulted to killing of father, mother, brother, sister and son. Without God’s presence in the family would mean evil’s presence instead. Life is always define by one’s choice between the two forces, the forces of light and the forces of darkness. Family will bear no good in division.

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