In Mark’s gospel, Jesus cures a deaf man. He says, Be opened, and things that have previously held the man back, an inability to hear and speak, are lifted. We identify those things that close our hearts—grasping and anger, fear and pride—and turn to our world, instead, with a tender heart. We’re opened. We find the ability to be with anguish and pain without having to control or change it.
--Fr. Greg Boyle,
Barking to the Choir
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