LUKE 4: 31-37 GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION
Jesus went down the Capernaum, a town of Galilee, and began teaching the people at the Sabbaths meetings. They were astonished at the way the taught them, for his word was spoken with authority.
In the synagogue, there was a man possessed by an evil spirit, who shouted in a loud voice, “ What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I recognize you: you are the Holy one of God.”
The Jesus said to them sharply, “ Be silent and leave this man!” The evil spirit them throw the man down in front of them, and came out of him without doing any harm.
Amazement seized all these people, and they said to one another, “ What does this mean?” He commands the evil spirits with authority and power. He orders, and you see how they come out!” And news about Jesus spread throughout the surrounding area.
POINTS OF REFLECTION
Since the beginning of Biblical creation, God has never leave man alone yesterday, today and never would be tomorrow. God appeared in many ways through representations of the anointed one.
Throughout the ages, Jesus does not come as a representation but as the Son of the Father who have all the powers and authorities of the father above earth. Jesus is God in the human flesh to make us realize that human is really created in His image and likeness whom the Father love the most.
Jesus words and teaching in this gospel reading came out with all the authorities and powers that people have felt and recognized in his presence. There is no way for anyone to do against his will.
As Jesus commanded the the evil spirit to come out from the man of their possession, there is no way for them to disobey him. This shown us that there is no single power on earth who could do against Jesus.
A true Christian community is a community of all freedom from the dominion of the evil spirit. And that the presence of evil to torment anyone of our brethren could not be taken as a way of life but an issue to be resolved with due diligence and vigilance by assuming as army of God.
We should not be contented of being just unaffected but need to do one share for the promotion of the kingdom of God.
Remember brethren, if God is with us then who can be against us!