Week 23 in the Season of the Year (B)
Mark 7:31-37 - the healing of the deaf and mute man. This healing reminds us that like the people of the Decapolis, we may well have lots of distractions that prevent us from hearing the all-important Word of God. God's word is always meant to be creative - to take flesh in our lives. So many things compete. Like the man, maybe we need to be taken away from the crowd to be alone with Jesus, so that he can pray to the Father on our behalf, and reconnect us with the Lord. Maybe the Lord needs to groan over us as well and sigh deeply into our hearts the same 'Ephphatha' to clear any blockages that stop us from hearing and speaking the truth.
Recorded at St Michael's (10'22")