For the Ride Home
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
September 6, 2009
•Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the mute will sing. (Isaiah 35)
•The LORD gives sight to the blind; the LORD raises up those who were bowed down. (Psalm 146:8,9)
•Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him? (James 2:5)
•He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak. (Mark 7:37)
•God gives sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, mobility to the lame, speech to the mute and faith to the poor. Is there a pattern here? What is Scripture saying? Can someone who is complete find God? Or, is anyone complete without God?
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