Thoughts for the Month


Summer is over; Autumn is drawing in and we are very aware of the change in the countryside around us. Many of the swallows, swifts and house-martins will have already left us or are gathering, ready to make the long journeys to their winter homes.

Here in Cornwall the majority of tourists, who have visited us during the summer, have now returned to their homes and we begin to settle down to the ‘quieter’ months.

Home – how important it is for each of us. For most of us it is a place of warmth and security; a place where we live with family and welcome friends to visit us. It is very hard for us to imagine not having a home.

In St Mark’s Gospel Chapter 5 we read of a man called Legion who was possessed with many demons. He lived alone amongst tombs. He had amazing strength that could break any chains that bound him. Jesus commanded the unclean spirits to leave him. The demons begged to be sent into the great herd of swine that were nearby. Jesus agreed. The demons left the man and entered the swine. Then the swine rushed down the steep bank into the sea where they were drowned. The man begged to stay with Jesus but Jesus refused and said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how he has had mercy on you.”

What a joy it must have been for him to go home.

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