Isaiah 35: 4-7
Isaiah rejoices in the hope of Israel’s return from exile.  Among the first to enjoy the blessings of restoration will be those who are deaf or dumb, blind or lame.

James 2: 1-5
James points out the contradiction of believing in Christ yet treating those who are poor as inferior.

Mark 7: 31-37
The miracle reflects the first reading and is a sign that Jesus fulfils the Old Testament prophecies about the coming of the Messiah.