Each of our SundayMassses present us with three Bible readings. Today we have
selections from Isaiah, from the apostle James, and from the Gospel of Mark.''
Isaiah tells us, "Say to those whose hearts broken, 'Fear not, here is your God.'"
James wrote, "You should be as open with those in shabby attire as you are with
those in fine attire."
Mark recalls how Jesus with a deaf man spit in the dust, rubbed the mud on the
deaf man's ears, telling them, "Ephetha!" or, "Be opened!" Priests used to do that
when baptizing anyone, but we were told to stop that cause in was unsanitary. Was