What is your nature? When told to change your diet to become healthy, do you change? When told to stop using or curtail your use of alcohol, do you do it? When told to take your medication as prescribed, do you do it? When told to pray and go to mass every Sunday, do you do it?
Is your nature to comply immediately? If not, why not? Isn’t it for your own good that you should do these things?
Jesus casts out a demon today. The people say He is doing something good, but probably for a bad reason. They think Jesus has a demon. How absurd can this be? They are sadly mistaken.
Looking back at the above list, do you have a demon telling you to do the wrong thing? St. Paul had a thorn in his side. That was his demon. When we listen to our demons, we are sadly mistaken. We know what the right thing is, but do we do it, or do we listen to our demons?
Even St. Augustine struggled with wanting to do the right thing but would choose to procrastinate. He was sadly mistaken. God gives us free will. We can make the choice. We can make the loving choice. We know what the right thing to do is, then let’s choose the right thing. Call upon Jesus to cast out your demons.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen