Summer Staycation – Homes Jesus Visited
‘In Legion’s Home’
Mark 5: 1-20/Matthew 8:28-34/ Luke 8: 26-37
Cast out by family and neighbours, this nameless person can only find shelter among the dead.
He lives without the comfort of human embrace, separated from his community by walls of fear, ignorace, hostility and alienation.
He is a prisoner in his own home. Utterly alone, he roams the tombs howling in peaceless grief.
No one ever visits until Jesus purposefully comes to meet him.
The Godforsaken becomes the God transformed, He is the first non-jew to experience the liberatng power of Jesus.
Freed from his demons the man finally knows peace.
Now he can return to his community and is finally welcomed home – previously stigmatised, now publically sanctified.