In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
“In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see.” Thus saith the Lord. (Isaiah 29:18)
And so the Lord stood upon the earth—the word of God made flesh (John 1:14), the book of life (Revelation 20:12) Himself, the New Testament in His blood (Luke 22:20), whose glory surpasses and is so much greater than the Old Covenant (2 Corinthians 3:9-11)—and blew open the ears of a deaf man so that he heard. The Word of God was stuffed into his ear, took hold of his tongue, sprinkling him with His own spittle, baptizing him, and washing away all his guilt—and he was opened. (Mark 7:33-35)