Then they arrived at the country of the Ger'asenes, which is opposite Galilee. And as he stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me." For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert). Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "
As we discuss Halloween and how the world celebrates this pagan holiday, we should know the reality of Christianity and how evil spirits make their attempt to destroy humanity. They try and use God's gift of free will against us. Our pastor at St. George Houston, the Very Rev. Fr. John Salem has said numerous times that "the Devil only has as much power as we give him." When evil enters the world, its due to our lack of love in Christ towards one another. The demons know God and His power and might. They recognize Him and know what torments await them for having denied our Lord.
- A Day in the Life of the Youth Director