Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070418.cfm
When Jesus came to the territory of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs who were coming from the tombs met him. They were so savage that no one could travel by that road. They cried out, “What have you to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the appointed time?” Some distance away a herd of many swine was feeding. The demons pleaded with him, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of swine.” And he said to them, “Go then!” They came out and entered the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea where they drowned. The swineherds ran away, and when they came to the town they reported everything, including what had happened to the demoniacs. Thereupon the whole town came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him they begged him to leave their district.
The demons knew who Jesus was and knew He could destroy them. He saved the men and destroyed the demons. That is what He does today – if we let Him. He still destroys demons; do you ask for His help? Do you let Him into your life to destroy your demons?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have destroyed the demons in my life and brought me peace. I give you all the glory, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
To the upright I will show the saving power of God.