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JOURNAL POSTINGS Saturday 16 February 2019, Feria in Ordinary Time, and our Lady on Saturday. 'But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"' This is the question put to Adam in the garden of Eden, read today at Mass. It is a question addressed to each one of us, at all points in our lives. God asks us, not because He somehow can't find us, but because all journeys back to Him - and we have all gone astray - begin with dialogue and honesty. Today, in our hearts, let us hear this question, and ponder our response. May God bless you this day.

Friday 15 February 2019, Feria in Ordinary Time. 'And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech; and they besought him to lay his hand upon him. And taking him aside from the multitude privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened."' In this Gospel passage, the 'sigh' of Jesus is like a breath, the breath of the Divine Son of God. His command is for an opening - here, of the man's physical ears and tongue, but more profoundly, of the man's whole being. It is like a new creation, as in Genesis, 'and God said … and it was so'. May the 'ear of our heart' be open to every echo of the Divine within us and around us, and may our tongue be ever more freed to sing His praises. May God bless you this day.

Thursday 14 February 2019, SS Cyril and Methodius, Bishops, Feast. Today we celebrate these two Slavic saints, to whom we owe both the Cyrillic (Slavic) alphabet, and the translation of Sacred Scripture into what is known today as Old Church Slavonic. May they pray for us, in all our efforts to understand the Scriptures, inexhaustible treasure that they are. May God bless you in your journey this day.

 

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