Just as the Church teaches that Christ is present in the Eucharist, the Church also teaches that Christ is present in the proclamation of the Word at Mass. The Gospel today speaks of the authority of Christ’s word to drive out demons. While we may not be possessed, it is important that we turn to his word, the Bible, not just a collection of stories or ideas, but also as Christ’s presence having authority and power to change, transform and cleanse us.

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