1: Jesus approached a man possessed by a demon. The demon cried out,
"I know who you are: the Holy One of God!" In Mark's Gospel, a demon is
the first to give testimony to Jesus as the Messiah! It isn't enough
for a Believer to say, "I know Jesus." Even the demons know Jesus.
More is demanded of one who dares to claim the name Christian.
Jesus asks only one thing of us: to give our entire
lives into His hands. Our destiny, our hopes, our dreams, our fears,
our memories, our hurts, our joys... All I am and will be is yours,
Jesus; be the Lord of my life. Saint Ignatius of Loyola perhaps said it
best in his great "suscipiat" prayer, a prayer of radical surrender to
Take, Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I have You have given me. I surrender it all to You; use it wholly according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; this is sufficient for me.