Lunatics – Good News for August 8

8 08 2009

Matthew 17:14-20

A man came up to Jesus, knelt down before him, and said, “Lord, have pity on my son, who is a lunatic and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.”

Jesus said in reply, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring the boy here to me.”

Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him, and from that hour the boy was cured. Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said, “Why could we not drive it out?”

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

The Daly Path: I’m a lunatic. too. I constantly fall into the fire and nearly drown on a daily basis. It’s no wonder that my parents spent decades asking Jesus to cure me.

He has cured me in the sense that I have opened my heart and mind to Him. Once again I am on the path home to the Father. Unfortunately, my dualistic thinking still takes me toward the flame. Perhaps in time, I can learn to have just 1/1000th of the seed of faith that Jesus offers and be done with these hard wired survival perspectives that protract my lunacy.

Room to Chat: Bob, I know some of your pain (lunacy). I pray the Shepherd finds you soon.




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