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‘Ephphatha’, that is, ‘Be opened.’ Sunday Reflections, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Mark 7:31-37 in Filipino Sign Language

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GospelMark 7:31-37 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Then Jesus returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha’, that is, ‘Be opened.’ And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, ‘He has done ev…

'They brought to him a deaf man . . .' Sunday Reflections, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Mark 7:31-37 in Filipino Sign Language GospelMark 7:31-37 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada) 
Then Jesus returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis.They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him.He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue.Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.Then Jesusordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”
Man in Sorrow, Van Gogh, April-May 1890 Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands [Web Gallery of Art]Old 
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'Go and tell John what you hear and see . . . the deaf hear . . .' Sunday Reflections, 3rd Sunday of Advent Year A

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St John the Baptist in PrisonJuan Fernandéz de Navarrete, 1565-70 [Web Gallery of Art]
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Gospel Matthew 11:2-11 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition: Canada)
When John heard in prison what the Messiahwas doing, he sent word by hisdisciplesand said to Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?”Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see:the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepersare cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them.And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”
As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?What then did you go out to see? Someonedressed in …