Feast of St. Blaise

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fourth Monday of Ordinary Time Feast of St. Blaise February 3, 2020 WORD of the DAY As they approached Jesus, they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by Legion, sitting there clothed and in his right mind. And they were seized with fear. Those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened to the possessed man and to the swine. (Mark 5: 15-16) How shall I live this Word? The fact of the pigs is oddly interesting. The miracles that Jesus was carrying out (and they were almost always healing from serious evils) amazed the crowds. From a certain point of view, no one is surprised at the admiration for miracles that aim at the good of people. Here we notice a fact: the man of all times often prefers to save material goods rather than face the effort of living choices ordered the best good. Let the swine go to perish in the sea! What happens immediately is very significant. The people, who have suffered the loss of the pigs, are upset because they represented remarkable wealth. What comes next is even more symptomatic: they want the...