These exorcisms (Luke 4:31-44) are pictures of what Jesus does with our sins when we confess them. He takes them away and calls us to serve, as Simon’s mother-in-law. In service, we are equipped to exorcise the pain of others. In service, we are equipped to heal our brothers and sisters.
This table is Jesus’ service to us. We come as baptized saints to enjoy and benefit from this meal. In this meal, Jesus is given for us, that we might be given for others.