Friday, December 8, 2017

Legion

Legion is a pig that needs to be driven into the sea.

Mark 5:9New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

9 He asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “Legion is my name. There are many of us.”

Footnotes:

5:9 Legion is my name: the demons were numerous and the condition of the possessed man was extremely serious; cf. Mt 12:45.

Matthew 12:45 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

45 Then it goes and brings back with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they move in and dwell there; and the last condition of that person is worse than the first. Thus it will be with this evil generation.”

The True Family of Jesus.[a]

Footnotes:

12:46–50 See Mk 3:31–35. Matthew has omitted Mk 3:20–21 which is taken up in Mk 3:31 (see note on Mt 12:22–32), yet the point of the story is the same in both gospels: natural kinship with Jesus counts for nothing; only one who does the will of his heavenly Father belongs to his true family.

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