Gospel Exegesis: When a Demon Is Cast Out How Can He With Seven Worse Demons Re-Enter

Community in Mission, Msgr. Charles Pope: The Gospel for Tuesday of the 22nd Week of the Year features Jesus casting out a demon, easily dispatching it. There is another parable, however, in which a cast-out demon returns with seven others. It is puzzling that the house (soul) being “swept and clean” brings further trouble. One would think that a house in such a state would be a good thing! Read in full here.