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Liturgical day: Monday 3rd in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 3,22-30): The teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem said, «He is possessed by Beelzebul: the chief of the demons helps him to drive out demons». The teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem said, «He is possessed by Beelzebul: the chief of the demons helps him to drive out demons». Jesus called them to him and began teaching them by means of stories or parables, «How can Satan drive out Satan? If a nation is divided by civil war, that nation cannot stand. If a family divides itself into groups, that family will not survive. In the same way, if Satan has risen against himself and is divided, he will not stand; he is finished. No one can break into the house of the Strong one in order to plunder his goods, unless he first ties up the Strong one. Then indeed, he can plunder his house. Truly, I say to you, every sin will be forgiven humankind, even insults to God, however numerous. But whoever slanders the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven: he carries the guilt of his sin forever».This was their sin when they said, «He has an evil spirit in him».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today, once again! some "wise men" decide to test the patience of Jesus. The Lord does miracles: they are all admired; nobody doubts the reality of these cures. But there are people with a twisted mind: they say that Jesus is possessed by the demon.

-Jesus Christ heals them all, listen to them all, feeds them all... do you think that someone like this may be possessed by the demon? The devil has never helped anyone, because he does not love.