The Healing of a Deaf Man
travels on to a Gentile part of Palestine. A man who is deaf and has a speech
impediment is brought to him by the people. Jesus uses his spittle, touch and
command to heal the man. “Ephphatha!” (“Be opened!”). This same word is used
today with the Elect at the Preparation Rites on Holy Saturday morning for
reception into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
Prayer: Let my ears be opened to your Word, Lord, so
that I can share your Word with others.