In 1973, the movie, The Exorcist, premiered. It concerned a young person who was possessed by an evil spirit, not unlike the one in today’s gospel. It was based on a true story of a fourteen-year-old boy who lived in Mount Rainier, Maryland.
Newsweek magazine tells of the terrible experiences the boy faced. He survived and now lives in Washington, D.C. The true story recalls how Jesus expelled evil spirits – a sign that God’s Kingdom was replacing Satan’s Kingdom.
It also reminds us that Jesus left us to finish what He began. By following Jesus’s command to love one another, we continue to build the Kingdom of God here on earth.
Sincerely in Christ,