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Sunday, August 8, 2010
Ephpheta, be thou opened
GOSPEL Mark 7:31-37 At that time, Jesus went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it. And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, "He hath done all things well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."
Hello all!! It's been a long time. but I just wanted to comment on last sundays Gospel (The Gospel for all those Traditional Latin Mass Folks). Today father emphasized in his Sermon that the Sacraments are the ever present touch of Jesus in Our lives today. Through all the seven sacraments of the Church we experience that intimate and healing touch of Jesus. Through this touch of Jesus we become open to spiritual things, and our aided in our journey to heaven. Through Baptism we are brought into the Family of God made heirs of the father, and we are cleansed of the stain of Original Sin. In the Eucharist Christ our God comes to us and intimately uniting himself with us Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity we are given a foretaste of heaven and we are fed for the journey of our life, and the ways Jesus touches us through all the Sacraments goes on and on we could talk forever about the Amazing way's Jesus touches us and heals us through the Sacraments. we are dumb and death to things spiritual but Jesus raises us to the things beyond!