The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you. So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him. (Luke 8:38-39)
The Gospel for this Sunday is from Luke 8:26-39. This last verse struck me. The man is sent back to the people whom he had tormented, back to the people who had abandoned him with and for the dead, back to the ones who had maybe tried their best with their chains. Legion didn’t just plague an individual. Sickness isn’t just an individuals problem. Healing touches more. It touches family and community.