ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. – ON THE VICE OF SPEAKING IMMODESTLY
“He touched his tongue, and the string of his tongue was loosed.” MARK vii. 33, 35.
IN this day’s gospel St. Mark relates tlie miracle which our Saviour wrought in healing the man that was dumb by barely touching his tongue. “He touched his tongue and the string of his tongue was loosed.” From. The last words we may infer that the man was not entirely dumb, but that his tongue was not free, or that his articulation was not distinct. Hence St. Mark tells us, that after the miracle he spoke right. Let us make the application to ourselves. The dumb man stood in need of a miracle to loose his tongue, and to take away the impediment under which he laboured. But how many are there on whom God would confer a great grace, if he bound…
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