This was just one of His many healings recorded in the New Testament. Our Lord healed the deaf, the blind, and the lame. Our Lord laid his hands on the sick. He raised people from the dead. He healed leprosy, paralysis, physical deformities, hemorrhages. He exorcised demons.
Moreover, through His healing power, Our Lord fulfilled the prophecy of today’s first “Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the mute will sing.”
But physical healings was not the main reason why Our Lord came into our world. He came to heal our souls.
My brothers and sisters, Our Lord Jesus is the divine healer. He entered into our humanity in order to cure humanity of its sin and defects! Our Lord Jesus has given us His Church to bring us healing through the
In today’s Gospel we hear that Our Lord puts His finger into the deaf man’s ears and touches the man’s tongue with His spit, and the man’s ears are immediately opened and his speech impediment was removed.
When our Lord heals the deaf man by putting
When Our Lord was about to heal the deaf man He looked up to heaven and groans. I think that we could all say that “groaning” is an expression of grief or physical distress. We all get tired or distressed and we groan at times. Yet, the groaning of our Lord in today’s Gospel emphasizes not simply His sadness for the distress of our fallen human nature which was being reflected in the person whom He was about to heal, but Our Lord’s groaning expresses a longing for the help of the Holy Spirit to renew creation in its entirety. Yet, it is not only Our Lord who groans in longing for God’s kingdom to be fulfilled on earth, but all of us long for this fulfillment in the renewal of our humanity.
My brothers and sisters, whether we recognize it or not, each one of us groans. We Have a longing for heaven, and we groan
In fact, the entire world of today is in agony because it is being renewed, as Saint Paul said in his letter to the Romans, “all creation is groaning in labor pains… as we await for adoption, the redemption of our bodies." (Romans 8:22, 23)
My brothers and sisters, Our Lord Jesus is the Divine Healer. He was sent to set our hearts on eternity; not on this fallen world that we live today.