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Mark 7,31-37

by Fr. Luis A. Zazano
Mark 7 31 - 37

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 7,31-37

Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis.
And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him.
He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man’s ears and, spitting, touched his tongue;
then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”)
And (immediately) the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly.
He ordered them not to tell anyone. But the more he ordered them not to, the more they proclaimed it.
They were exceedingly astonished and they said, “He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and (the) mute speak.”

Don’t be deaf and silent to the world

1) Dumb: Is a neutral person. One who cannot express concretely what he feels and lives. He is dumb, he does not convey in words what is happening inside him. How many times do you keep silent and do not express what is happening to you and what you are feeling? That is a killer. Aside from that, we do not know if you are there, if you are alive, what you are thinking. It is important to know what you are thinking about each situation. Do not be silent, instead express yourself, speak, say what you think.

2) Deaf: It is that person who does not receive information. In your case, you can be deaf because you are not receptive to what others want to tell you, you do not understand others and your life revolves around you. You let yourself get carried away by confusion and bad thoughts. That means no one can express what they see in you or feel for you because you cannot hear them. And you do not interiorize what others tell you. You can be that person who is closed and does not consider what others see from the outside.

3) Open yourself up: This is the miracle that God wants to perform in your life today. Open yourself to God, open yourself to others and open yourself to the beauty of life. Talk to God and tell him what is happening. Stop isolating yourself and being afraid of everything. Do not play deaf! Listen to those in front of you. Do not be silent and express what is inside you. Your interior is the greatest wealth that you possess. Do not be so reserved and open up to fight in this life, the adventure of life because you are a miracle of God.

God bless you and be with you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Heaven is our goal!

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