Every Sunday – the angels asked me to write on the Gospels. With Love and gratitude I surely do – with a loving message (and a message from the Angels) behind it . On the Gospel of Mark 7:31-37
Again 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.”
Decapolis was a city of the Gentiles, and Jesus showed no partiality (Jew or Gentile) in the Divine Plan for “human wholeness.” The people of Decapolis had showed faith by bringing a deaf man with a speech impediment to Jesus and begged Jesus to heal him, knowing that Jesus could heal him. Jesus, looking to Heaven, revealing that all of his healing came though God working through Jesus, opened his ears and healed him to perfect health of body. Not only healing him, but allowing the Gentiles and this man to hear (and see) the Good news of the Divine Plan- for at this time in History, many had their ears closed. Jesus did not seek human praise, but cautioned them not to tell anyone. However in this outcome, even the mute proclaimed God/Jesus’ goodness- glorifying God.
Even today God and Jesus show no partiality, as it is God who chooses those upright before Him. The angels say to ” Come as you are- for you will never be hindered, never be shunned. God is with you always, and Jesus His Divine Son will always help in any circumstance. Seek God in all ways and you will be rewarded as God rewards those who seek Him with a sincere heart. Pray unceasingly, Give thanks in all things and He who sees in secret will reward fully. This is not a time to remain passive- understand that God is always here to help you – no matter the circumstance. Go forward fearlessly, knowing that God will hear and answer without hesitation when asked with a sincere heart. ” The angels also said that, ” Christ Jesus will help and is risen and is seated on the right hand side of the Father- they are not separate and work as One , as we are one with them , through the Holy Spirit, now and forever” –The Angels
Reference: Workbook for Lectors, Gospel readers and Proclaimers of the Word -2015 edition