Friday 10th February, 2012
St Scholastica. DAY OF PENANCE. 1 Kings 11:29-32, 12:19. I am the Lord, your God: hear my voice—Ps 80(81):10-15. Mark 7:31-37.
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Jesus ordered them to tell no one, but the more he ordered them the more zealously they proclaimed it.
Do we wonder why Jesus tried to keep his miracles secret? Do we wonder if this action could cause more fervor than if he had not said anything at all. Jesus has just made a man hear and speak. This is amazing. It is a miracle.
Has Jesus enabled us to listen, instead of just hearing? Has Jesus made us speak in ways that we would not have spoken before? Or do we ask Jesus to make us hear and speak?
What people say they will do can be very different from their actions. Moreover, what they hear can be very different from what is interpreted. Let us pray for the blessings of clear loving words to share with all people.