When Jesus came to the territory of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs who were coming from the tombs met him. They were so savage that no one could travel by that road. They cried out, “What have you to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the appointed time?” Some distance away a herd of many swine was feeding. The demons pleaded with him, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of swine.” And he said to them, “Go then!” They came out and entered the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea where they drowned. The swineherds ran away, and when they came to the town they reported everything, including what had happened to the demoniacs. Thereupon the whole town came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him they begged him to leave their district.
During social events like reunion/party among friends or relatives we will never hear a discussion about God. If somebody would try to start a topic about Jesus, somebody will but-in and say that this is not the proper venue to talk about it because it disrupts the mood of the event. Maybe some would say that the appropriate topic to discuss is how they can make more money etc…
In the gospel, Jesus cured two men who were possessed by the demon in that process the demon went to the swine and it jumped into the sea where it drowned. The swine was their source of income and the people of the district lost money. They now blame Jesus since He was the moving force behind it. So they begged Jesus to leave them alone.
In the secular world that we’re in the devil uses a lot of worldly things to keep our attention away from God, sometime we see Jesus as someone that disrupts our normal scheme of things. Eventually these worldly things such as greed, lust, corruption, worldly ambition, ego and many more becomes our God.
We slowly put God aside until we become numb of His presence in our lives. Eventually, we become slaves of this world.
We must not let this happen; we must not lose sight of the goodness of God.