As soon as Jesus opened the ears of the deaf man, he began to speak plainly. There are 8 little ears in my house and I am always worrying about one of them not working properly! As concerned as I am about my swimmers' ears and the baby's teething ears and the one who constantly asks to have hers pierced, I need to be most concerned about what goes in them. No, not lego pieces (although some of us have been there too!), but what they are hearing. Jesus clearly shows us that what goes in the ears affects what comes out of the mouth. It's my job to make sure that they hear the voice of God.
One more thing: Think about what your child hears each day. Make sure that over the noise of the radio, tv, and family life, God's voice comes through loud and clear.
Prayer: Father in heaven, help me to listen to your voice and proclaim your love to my family. St. Julian, pray for me. Amen.