Constantine of Cornwall and Govan
As lent starts, I have cut a few things out of my daily schedule. I feel the best thing I have done is add the daily reading with the whole family. We have an 11, 7, 3 and 2 angles in our family and I know the 3 year old is to young, but I feel it helps the 2 oldest start their day.
Enjoy you day and do a “under the radar” thing to help somebody today.
You can see good and bad in everyone, but can you help the bad see good and help them achieve it? They to help someone see good and act on it today.
It’s funny how God works. He know when you’re down about things, but at the same time He will put you with GREAT friends that can help you see His path and guide you the correct way.
As we finish Marks passage today, we should think about how we treat others. Do you go that extra mile to help someone in need? I have a challenge. If you are able to help someone in need, with or without them knowing, please post a comment.
The Healing of a Deaf Man.
j Again he 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.”
As we continue to read thru Mark 7 Jesus accepts outsiders and helps as equals. It doesn’t matter what you look like if you’re good inside.
Jesus went to the district of Tyre.
He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it,
but he could not escape notice.
Soon a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard about him.
She came and fell at his feet.
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth,
and she begged him to drive the demon out of her daughter.
He said to her, “Let the children be fed first.
For it is not right to take the food of the children
and throw it to the dogs.”
She replied and said to him,
“Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.”
Then he said to her, “For saying this, you may go.
The demon has gone out of your daughter.”
When the woman went home, she found the child lying in bed
and the demon gone.
Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them,
“Hear me, all of you, and understand.
Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person;
but the things that come out from within are what defile.”
When he got home away from the crowd
his disciples questioned him about the parable.
He said to them,
“Are even you likewise without understanding?
Do you not realize that everything
that goes into a person from outside cannot defile,
since it enters not the heart but the stomach
and passes out into the latrine?”
(Thus he declared all foods clean.)
“But what comes out of the man, that is what defiles him.
From within the man, from his heart,
come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder,
adultery, greed, malice, deceit,
licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly.
All these evils come from within and they defile.”