Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 9,14-29
As Jesus came down from the mountain with Peter, James, John and approached the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them.
Immediately on seeing him, the whole crowd was utterly amazed. They ran up to him and greeted him.
He asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?”
Someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I have brought to you my son possessed by a mute spirit.
Wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable to do so.”
He said to them in reply, “O faithless generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him to me.”
They brought the boy to him. And when he saw him, the spirit immediately threw the boy into convulsions. As he fell to the ground, he began to roll around and foam at the mouth.
Then he questioned his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” He replied, “Since childhood.
It has often thrown him into fire and into water to kill him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
Jesus said to him, ” ‘If you can!’ Everything is possible to one who has faith.”
Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!”
Jesus, on seeing a crowd rapidly gathering, rebuked the unclean spirit and said to it, “Mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!”
Shouting and throwing the boy into convulsions, it came out. He became like a corpse, which caused many to say, “He is dead!”
But Jesus took him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up.
When he entered the house, his disciples asked him in private, “Why could we not drive it out?”
He said to them, “This kind can only come out through prayer.”
The Spirit is taken out with prayer.
1) Demonized person: it refers to the person that suffers, that is struck by misfortune, that cannot go on, that suffers from a family problem, and becomes rigid because life hits him so hard that he does not want to continue suffering. He hurts himself and others in the process. He hears many different voices in his head that make him crazy. How many times you are in this type of state and what to get off it, or you hurt yourself badly that you fall down.
2) Anything is possible for the person that believes: this is a beautiful thought to begin the week. There are many of us that feel hit by multiple obstacles that life throws and your heart begins to get weary. God asks you today to have faith, everything passes. If you have faith, there is always a way to fix anything. Miracles await to happen if you believe.
3) Prayer: to heal others it is necessary to pray. Prayer heals and fixes all. You must be an apostle that prays often if not you are only a speaker. God asks you to heal and spread the faith, but both need prayer.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Remember: Heaven is our goal!