When Jesus delivers a mute man from an unclean spirit, division overtakes the crowd: some belief, some scoff, and some doubt. Jesus presses this division and proclaims, “But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.” Jesus heralds the Kingdom of God and the downfall of the Devil’s grip on the world. Fr. Oldfield preaches on how the defeat of the Devil is salvation for mankind.
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 6:1–9, 20-25
Epistle: Ephesians 5:1-14
Gospel: St. Luke 11:14-28