In Mark chapter five, Jesus confronts a demon who makes the statement “What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High.” This is another way of saying, “What do we have in common?” Similar expressions can be found in the Old Testament (e.g. 2 Samuel 16:10;19:22), where they mean’ “Mind your own business!” The demon goes on to say “I implore you before God, do not torment me! The demon sensed that he was to be punished and used the most substantial basis for an oath that he knew, though his appeal to God was strangely ironic.
Yesterday, I went out to meet some friends at Uno’s in Downtown Ft. Worth. I arrived early, so I decided to hang out in Starbucks for a while. As I sat, I saw several interesting things. I noticed a small group of people who appeared to be living on the street, and I saw a Muslim woman participating in her ritualistic prayer. I began to think about the passing of Billy Graham, and how his legacy was evangelism.