In Luke 11:21-22 Jesus tells a story about a strong man who is fully armed and able to guard his house. But then something happens… someone stronger comes, overpowers him, and disarms him. The passage here portrays how the powers of this world (Satan, the world system, and our own flesh) are domineering… but Jesus Christ comes and overpowers them all. What power are you letting influence and run your life? It is obvious when a person gives themselves to vices and sins contrary to God, life becomes debilitated and destitute. But there is another harmful influence in the world that seeks to master us. It is when we become preoccupied with seemingly good things, like achievements, gaining status, financial security, relationships…but to the point that they become the ultimate of life, and not God. When we become obsessed with them, they eventually enslave us and become our master. But not a kind and merciful one, rather one that robs our life of joy, peace and contentment. What or who are you allowing to master your life? (PMC)  Jesus also said, “If the son (Jesus) makes you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36); “I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10); “Continue in My Word…you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32).

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.