The fifth miracle: There was a man with a withered hand. To him it is said, Stretch out your hand ( Mark 3:1).
He represents the misers who have no wish to give but who only want to receive.1 They want to grasp and not distribute. They are told to stretch out their hands. In other words, the thief must no longer steal. Rather he must labor, making an effort to do good with his own hands, so that he might have something to share with the poor.2
And going up on the mountain, he called to him those whom he wanted, etc., as far as who betrayed him ( Mark 3:13-1 9).3
They are called on a mountain, that is to say, those who are eminent in merit and in word, so that the place should correspond with such lofty merits.
That is, that the twelve might be with him ( Mark 3:14).____________________