And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way.
And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?”
Now a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them.
And the demons begged him, “If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine.”
And he said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters.
Matt 8: 28-32

For some time now I’ve felt like those demons and those pigs. Cast out by my family, for my sins. But are they cured of whatever ill I brought them? I see evidence of much unhappiness still and very little happiness. Certainly, I’m unhappy.
Please God, shine a light on the troubled souls in my family, especially mine. Let someone amongst us see a way to break this long-standing impasse. You know I’ve tried, without success. How long must I wait, O Lord?

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