Evil and sin are very real in our society, and people do not like sinners. So when we dwell on our sin, we become outcasts, just like the possessed man. Sin binds us, and prevents us from looking beyond ourselves. We become cut off from society, and worse, cut off from God. Only when we acknowledge our sinfulness can we be healed. Only through the help of Jesus can we truly break free from being “possessed” by sin. And once we are free, we may rejoin our community once more.
The difficult part is acknowledging that we are sinners. It takes a certain courage and humility to admit such a thing. Yet when it does happen, and we do receive God’s healing forgiveness, are we ready to follow Him just like the possessed man did? Do we have the strength to also ask Him: “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?”