EPISODE 35 – SUPERHERO IN ACTION
Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed. But some of them said, “By Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.” Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven. Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebul. Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder. “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
LUKE 11, 14-23 (NIV)
The Gospel passage appointed for today in the liturgical calendar may strangely correspond with what is currently happening in our country. In these times, when the world seems to be a stage of an endless reality show, full of dramas and unexpected plot twists, let's pause for a moment on the Gospel according to Saint Luke. This is a passage that does not need a scriptwriter to deliver a profound message... Jesus Christ, as the Lord overall, manifests God's power through the triumph over evil. And in this role, I assure you, no actor could play it better!