As the prophet Isaiah offers a hymn celebrating the restoration of Jerusalem, we glimpse the magnificence of the power of God. For mighty miracles will accompany that blessed time: “he comes to save you.”
Today’s Gospel from Mark offers the blessed fulfillment of that prophetic hymn as Jesus, whose name means “God saves” or “savior,” heals the man who is both deaf and mute. The touch of Jesus opens the man’s ears and allows him to speak, perhaps even to sing!
We, too, are called to live this faith—acknowledging this fulfillment: Jesus comes to save us!
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