Mark: 7:31-37

Mark said that Jesus did all things, and it is so obvious in today’s healing. Jesus took the man aside. (Deaf people are often embarrassed – others do not know that they are deaf or else people have to shout to them.) Jesus takes him away from the crowd so as not to embarrass him further.

Because the man could not hear, Jesus acted out the whole cure. He touched the man’s ears; He used spittle – which was believed to have curative powers. The man was used to all of this -the man was familiar with the healing method of touching and spittle.

Note how Jesus put the man at ease. How sensitive are we to the needs of others?