"Ephphatha!" [Daily Gospel Reading - February 9, 2018]

Added 9 February 2018 by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

A reading from the holy Gospel according Mark:

[Mk 7: 31-37]

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 impediment
and begged him to lay his hand on him.
He took him off by himself away from the 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."

Today's gospel reading, February 9, 2018

Friday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Source: USCCB: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

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