Mark 7:24-37 – The 15th Sunday after Pentecost â€“ for Sunday, September 6, 2015
â€œLooking into heaven, Jesus sighed deeply and said, â€˜Ephphatha,â€™ which means, â€˜Open up.â€™â€ (Mark 7:34)
As an aging baby boomer, the infrequent conversations with my doctor frequently include the dreaded five-syllable â€œCâ€ word.
Yes, a colonoscopy.
In my first colonoscopy oh so long ago, one or two persnickety polyps were found. Though minor red flags, the gastroenterologist said he removed them and I had nothing to worry about. Wrong. If there hadnâ€™t been polyps, I couldâ€™ve avoided another colonoscopy for at least a decade. Frankly Iâ€™m fond of procrastination. Itâ€™s one of my favorite five-syllable words.
Unfortunately, polyps meant follow-up exams.
I had another this year. Such a joy, joy, joy down in my . . . Continue reading →