The message that comes from our readings from 1 Kings 19: 1-18 and Luke 8: 26-39 is, ‘it doesn’t have to be that way’. In both readings we read of two people who are held captive, one to fear and anxiety, the other by some form of demonic activity. In 1 Kings we see the great prophet Elijah fall in a heap almost immediately after pulling off a great victory against the false prophets of Baal. He discovers however that the Lord is with him, not just in the spectacular but in the seeming nothingness of his existence. In the Luke passage we see Jesus bring deliverance, healing and wholeness to this person known only as Legion. From what do you need deliverance?