Saint Francis Foundation


Friday 10 February 2017.

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Csaba_levelek_Csaba_testver_13063415_1034335633325658_1961639666667502637_o.jpgFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….
Friday 10 February 2017.
Lord I know that I am not worthy , but I still  cry out to You , I would like to hear Your consoling ,encouraging voice , I beg You to open my deaf ear to hear You  ! I ask You to grant me courage and strength so I can address You ,  with prayer coming from my heart  I may embrace You with the arms of my faith , the One who lives and reigns now and forever ! With a childlike humility I implore You to speak : "“Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). “ and I will start to speak, I’ll hear Your life-giving word , and proclaim Your holy greatness and Your holy will to my sisters and brothers!
With love ,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.  There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.
After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”).  At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.  People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
Mark 7, 31-37