Serving the Word: Mk 7: 31-37

Mark 7, 31-37:
“He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak”.

A person who is deaf and dumb is a person who has limitations for communication with others and with what surrounds him.
In our days this can be a small barrier. But not so in the time of Jesus.
It was much more limiting for the life of these people in Jesus’ time.
When Jesus in today’s Gospel opens the ears of the deaf and put words into his mouth, he not only cures a deaf and dumb person but establishes a person in their full dignity.
Because that person ceases to be excluded and becomes an integrated person in society.
There are other types of deafness and other ways of being dumb. We can be deaf to the Word of God, to the calls of our brothers, to the cries of creation…
And dumb we can also be to respond to that word, to those calls and those screams.
Ask the Lord today to do in you the miracle that took place in the man who was deaf and dumb.
That he also touches your ears and your tongue and pronounce his word: “Ephphatha”. That is: “BE OPEN”.
Good day

Antonio Sanjuán Marín, CMF

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