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To fully grasp this story’s meaning, we must understand the place of the pig in the author’s time and culture. Even the most cursory look at Jewish dietary law brings to light the awareness of swine’s uncleanliness. In Deuteronomy, the law states that “the pig, because it divides the hoof...
Triumphant Lord, we thank you for your healing power. Grant us your peace. Amen.
“Prayer, searching the scripture, and service are means of entering into and sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ. A balanced spiritual practice helps us get in step with the transforming rhythm of Jesus’ life with God: work and worship, engagement and rest, service and Sabbath, contemplation and action.” Read more.