For 4 September 2007, Tuesday of 22nd week, based on Luke 4:31-37
Jesus went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching them on the sabbath. They were astounded at his teaching, because he spoke with authority. In the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, â€œLet us alone! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.â€ But Jesus rebuked him, saying, â€œBe silent, and come out of him!â€ When the demon had thrown him down before them, he came out of him without having done him any harm. They were all amazed and kept saying to one another, â€œWhat kind of utterance is this? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and out they come!â€ And a report about him began to reach every place in the region.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.