The Kingdom of God Overruled Satan

 

Luke 11:14-23

 

Critics said Jesus worked with the devil.

Christ denied the charge and warned the critics.

They saw people had been freed from Satan.

Their stubbornness gave him a place to work.

 

This passage is blunt and polemical.

The devil is strong; he enslaved mankind.

Christ is stronger; He defeated Satan.

We need to make room for God’s Kingdom.

 

The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

Saint Caesarius of Arles said that,

“At our Baptism, we were made into

Temples of the Holy Spirit.”  Don’t sin.

 

When we are at home, when we are away,

The Holy Spirit helps us every day.

 

Patrick McCaskey

 

Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series.  The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.

 

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