Rev. Alex Mandura - Mark 5:1-20. Many of us want Jesus to bring healing to our hurts and even resolution to our long- standing problems that have become a part of who we are. We want our identities to be changed and transformation to take place. However, we may not be aware or ready for the effect that the healing has upon, not just ourselves, but on our relationships and our community. The miracle of the healed demoniac confronts us with the reality that transformational healing can still take place and lives are still changed because of it.