In today's Gospel, Jesus drives an unclean spirit out of a man in Capernaum.
That spirit teaches us an interesting lesson.
It would be a fair statement to say that that spirit understood who Jesus was. After all, he correctly stated that Jesus was the "Holy One of God". (In fact, he recognized it before many of Jesus' followers!)
But "understanding" alone is not enough. That spirit did not serve the Lord, or act in a way that was pleasing to Him.
In many ways, that spirit is alive in the world today. There are many people who understand that Jesus is Christ, but who do not act with love, or live His words. And worse, they go about inflicting others with this "spirit" - just like that unclean spirit did back in Capernaum.
Perhaps we even do the same from time to time.
So my prayer today is that God strengthens us all with His Spirit, so that we may not just understand, but always do His will and reflect His light.
God Bless you.