Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Sometimes, like the Canaanite woman in the Tyre and Sidon region, I have family members, friends, situations or projects that seem to be ‘tormented by a demon’. Where to turn for mercy and healing? Priests, doctors, and self-help programs can give spiritual direction, prescribe drugs or treatments, or give me information, but it is none of these who will heal me. When I seek goodness, treatments or information I align myself with God’s healing ways, but real ‘demonization’ can be dealt with in only one way: with the sacrificial blood of Christ Jesus that renders evil inoperable and gives new life. Will I stay at home in my head and my heart, or run around seeking other ‘band aid solutions’ in order to resolve the recognizable strongholds of darkness[i]? Or will I, like the Canaanite woman seek out Christ, made present in my life through liturgy, lectio divina, and the sacraments, to cast out the demons that threaten life and limb? Christ Jesus, I come to you for grace and healing.
You are the God who works wonders; you have displayed your might among the peoples. (Psalm 77:14)
There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.
Corrie Ten Boom
i See Neil Anderson author of the Bondage Breaker speaking about Spiritual interference in our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FBC4G1hU90
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.