To you has been intrusted the secret of the reign of God, but to those outsiders, everything is offered in figures, so that "They may look and look and yet not see, And listen and listen and yet not understand."


(Mark 4:11-12)


"Ephphatha - be thou opened."


A man is largely deaf

to the beauty

and rhythms

of life,

its inner meanings,

until Christ

enters into him as

Christ entered

into the existence of

the deaf man in the Gospel

and opened his ears

that he might hear.


 Mark 7:31