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[Jesus] looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). - Mark 7:34 (NIV)

At a recent parish retreat we were asked to share a personal story about a profound experience that taught us something about ourselves. The story I first thought of telling involved a deep healing experience. But certain details connected to my experience were too intimate, so I chose to share...

Today's Prayer
O God, help us to open up our lives to others who want what is best for us. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 7:31-37

Thought for the Day

God calls me to share my story with honesty and courage.

Prayer Focus

For courage to share my story


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