Gospel: (Mk 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 impedimentand begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself away from 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.”
St. Faustina noted in her Diary (D. 1663, 55)
Look into My Heart and see there the love and mercy which I have for humankind, and especially for sinners.
„Go through life doing good, so that I could write on its pages: ‘She spent her life doing good.’ May God bring this about in you.”
- Jesus wants my heart to be shaped like His merciful Heart. That is why this invitation is addressed to me as well: Look into My Heart and see there the love and mercy which I have for humankind, and especially for sinners.
- Is it my greatest concern to become like Jesus?
- I will ask the Holy Spirit for the grace that the pages of my life may also say: He/She spent her life doing good.