Sermon for Sunday, 19th June 2016 (Fourth Sunday after Trinity/Ordinary 12) — 2 Comments

  1. I always read that as the story of a man maddened with grief over the death of a loved one and was living with the effigies like a man or woman holding onto a photo of a passed mate. The abyss of grief and the furies of depression.
    But you have to wonder about the pig bit.

  2. I would find the idea of someone possessed by the darkness of grief persuasive – it is hard to watch, even from a distance, the pain that some people endure.

    As you noticed, I dodged the pigs – it is an episode I find troubling and for which there seems no explanation consonant with the character of Jesus as found elsewhere in the Gospel.

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