DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
God’s Providence: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the deaf and dumb man privately so as not to attract any attention in the cure. Ponder on, “God’s Will and Ways are not our human will and ways. We are often impatient, impulsive and impressionable. Let us be more discerning in the living of our faith.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Returning from the district of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Sea 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, they said, ‘He has done all things well’, they said ‘he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.’