Thursday, February 7, 2008

An Excellent Post from Dan Phillips of Pyromaniacs

I came upon this post by Dan Phillips at the Pyromaniacs blog today. I thought it was excellent and I wanted to share it with you. It is his thoughts on a scene described in Mark 5. This is the way it ends:

"That's their priorities. A man saved — but that herd of pigs, all gone. All that profit, gone. You did this? Go.

"So I wonder: was that just a really great place to be a demon? These people, all obsessed with order and propriety, and profit; not so concerned about this wasted wretch of a man... "Mmm-mm, smells like Hell to me!" Was that it?

"But I haven't even gotten to the scariest part of this little horror yarn yet.The scariest part isn't the storm, or the imagery of graves at night, or the raging, raving demoniac. The scariest part isn't the image of thousands of demons, holding the soul of a helpless man captive.

"No, this is the scariest part. They ask Jesus to leave —And He does."

I encourage you to visit and read the rest.