Jesus’ healing of the Gerasene demoniac ... is a vital guide to us for these times we are living through. It invites us to consider our own society’s hidden fears, those things which drive us to scapegoat others. It encourages us to ask the difficult questions about who we are demonising and what that demonisation is doing to them and to us. In this week when we are invited to vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union we would do well to read and re-read every day the story Jesus’ healing of the Gerasene demoniac, for the perspectives on human behaviour it offers us, and the encouragement that we can break free from the oppositional way of the world which creates demons and contributes to the madness of us all.
- my talk today, After Mateen and Mair: Overcoming Legion in our village.