Satan - The "Scatterer"
Please listen to Father Kevin's homily from this Sunday, avaliable to download on iTunes here.
In it he talks about the authority of Christ's preaching which comes from His own substance as the author of the Torah. Christ claims authority and power which no Jew could claim. His presence causes an unclean spirit to speak out, asking what He wants. How interesting that the spirit of darkness finds its way into the very place where we worship. Particularly interesting is the meaning of diabolos (Gk διάβολος) as the scatterer. What resists God in us often is what recognises most what God is. Well worth reflecting on that I think!