[This Firestarter is from the original version.]
A gentile woman’s strong faith and the healing of a deaf mute are today’s examples of so many miracles. Despite the command of Jesus, the man who could now hear and talk could not be kept silent. The purpose of the silence is to downplay the “wonder-worker” name given to Jesus. People might be drawn only for the miracle and not for the relationship with the One who performed it.
Invite Jesus to come and touch your ears and your tongue. May what you hear lead you to the Word of the Lord; may what you say lead others to the same. The Letter of James, chapter 3 teaches about the wiles of the tongue. Today be aware of your tongue, and especially of the grace of God to heal it.
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Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
In year B, we read from the Gospel of Mark
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