Magazine March 8, 2021, Issue

The Miracle in the Closing Parish

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There is always a prayer of a chance

The Mass readings on this recent Sunday covered anxiety, the tension between the spiritual and the worldly, and Jesus teaching in the temple, where he exorcised a man possessed by a demon, who cried, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.”

He left upon the Lord’s command: “Be quiet! Come out of him!” But the demon wasn’t all that quiet upon exiting: While people watched astonished, “the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a loud cry went out of him.”

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