In today’s Gospel, Jesus met a demon-possessed man. After casting out the demons, Jesus told the man to go tell the people in his village what Jesus had done for him – to be a witness for the Lord. Witnessing is one way to express praise to the Lord, and praise is key to proclaiming love for God.
Sometimes people go through rough patches in their life. like having a loved one die, having an extra person suddenly living in your home, or having trouble with relationships. If you are going through hard times, there are at least three things that you should remember. (1) First and foremost, God is always there for you, even though you might not be able to see him. (2) You should always praise God for everything, even if you do not think that there is anything to thank him for. There is always something that you can praise God for, even if it is just the fact that you have a home, kids, or a loving family. (3) In the roughest of patches, you speak and act in ways that affect how other people think and act, so you should try your hardest to speak and act in ways that express God’s love and be a witness to other people. Although this may seem hard, being a witness to others is a key part of spreading Christianity and even of being a Christian.