And he went down into Capharnaum, a city of Galilee, and there he taught them on the sabbath days. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his speech was with power. And in the synagogue there was a man who had an unclean devil, and he cried out with a loud voice, Saying: Let us alone, what have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the holy one of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Hold thy peace, and go out of him. And when the devil had thrown him into the midst, he went out of him, and hurt him not at all.
And there came fear upon all, and they talked among themselves, saying: What word is this, for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they go out? And the fame of him was published into every place of the country.
Luke 4:31-37 (Douay-Rheims)
Dear Father you gave Jesus the authority to command even the demons that invade our bodies and souls. How we pray to be free of these demons when our life is not lived in you. We invite them into our lives when we sin and it is only through the authority of Jesus' words that will remove them. Nothing is easy in our life when we follow the way of your Son, it is then we are snipped at by the demons that have been expelled long ago. It is with faith that we prevail and call upon the name of Jesus to protect us from evil. May we see the difference in what is good in our life and come to live it, to keep our lives free from evil. May we love God first and keep his love in our hearts, free from the taint of evil. Amen