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how a crazy man and a bunch of pigs changed my entire perspective

Have you ever read Mark 5?  It is one of the wildest stories in the Bible and one of my favorites.  Jesus and His disciples take a trip to "the other side" of the sea, to go to the region of Gerasenes, a place largely inhabited by Gentiles and a place where no "good" jew would ever go. That statement alone is enough to just sit and ponder, but we will continue. So Jesus and his tribe arrive by boat. As soon as He gets out of the boat a man begins to walk towards him.  Now this man is not coming to welcome Jesus, no instead he runs to Jesus, falls at his feet and cries out
What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won't torture me!
This man was filled and tortured by many demons.  So many that the demons say their name is Legion.  During that time a Roman legion was known to have about 6000 men! Did you notice that this legion fell at the feet of Jesus?  The demons then begin to start begging him to not send them out of tha…