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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Titus 2:2:  Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.
  Prayer ...
Heavenly Father, strengthen us through your Holy Spirit so that we may gain better control on our passions, speech, example, and our habits. Help us always put to death the things that would rob us of our spiritual passion and our influence for good to those who do not know Jesus. Create in us faith stronger as we try to lovingly treat others and persevere in faith through difficult times. In Infant Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
  Today's Readings ... (September 9, 2012)
Day: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7
Responsorial Pslam: Psalm 146:7-10
Second Reading: James 2:1-5
Gospel: Mark 7:31-37
Lectionary: 128
Colour: Green
  Meditation on Today's Gospel: (Mark 7:31-37)
Today’s Gospel we see Jesus demonstrated both the beauty and kindness of God in his actions. When Jesus moves toward a man who is both deaf and a stutterer, Jesus shows his considerateness for that man's situation of life. Jesus takes him aside privately, undoubtedly to remove him from embarrassment with a noisy crowd of gawkers. Jesus then puts his fingers into the deaf man's ears and he touches the man's tongue with his own spittle to physically identify with this man's ill-health and to stimulate faith in him. With a word of command the poor man's ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke evidently. The people's response to this miracle witnesses to Jesus' great care for others: He has made all things well. No problem or trouble was extra for Jesus' careful consideration. The Lord treats each of us with compassion and sympathy and he calls us to treat one another in like kind. The Holy Spirit who dwells within us enables each one us to love as Jesus loves. Do we show kindness and compassion to our neighbors and do we treat them with considerateness as Jesus did?


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