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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 5, 2015

ARE WE READY FOR THIS?

In our first reading, Isaiah tells us that God will open our blind eyes, clear our deaf ears, strengthen our lame legs and turn the thirsty ground into springs of water.

And in the Gospel, Jesus does these very things. The people bring the deaf man with a speaking impediment and asked Jesus to heal him. However, the Gospel is never just about the characters in the story.

One of the reasons we stand when the Gospel is read is to remember that these stories are equally about each of us as it is those whom Jesus was with. Often times, we can imagine that it is us who stands before the crowd – it is us who listens to the words of Christ.

As we listen to the readings today, we ask ourselves when have we been blind, deaf and lame to the needs of other and witnessing the Gospel?

CLICK HERE for the readings for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isaiah 35:4-7; Psalm 146; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37)

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