5th Week in Ordinary Time (Year B) : Friday 12th February, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Ephphatha” – Be Healed: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed “Ephphatha” to cure the deaf and dumb man.  Ponder on, “Are there areas in our minds and hearts that we need Jesus to cure so that we will be more open to hearing His Father’s Will, and proclaiming more fully the wisdom of the Church, e.g. the need to attend Mass during this covid-19 pandemic?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 7:31-37

Returning from the district of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Lake of Galilee, right through the Decapolis region. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private away from the crowd, put his fingers into the man’s ears and touched his tongue with spittle. Then looking up to heaven he sighed; and he said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.’ And his ears were opened, and the ligament of his tongue was loosened and he spoke clearly.

And Jesus ordered them to tell no one about it, but the more he insisted, the more widely they published it. Their admiration was unbounded.  ‘He has done all things well,’ they said, ‘he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.’