The first reading tells us that when we put our faith in God he does wonderful things for us. The second reading reminds us to love generously, not showing partiality. In the Gospel, Jesus cures a man who cannot hear and who has a speech impediment. . Jesus came to dispel the darkness of sin so we could live in the light of God’s love. He works to help free us from our selfishness so we can do God’s will. He helps to open our hearts so we might receive the word of life and act on it, so we may be given the gift of eternal life.