They…Spread the News
Thank you, Lord, for the ways in which you touch us and make us whole; we affirm that when you make us whole it changes us in ways that can hardly be hidden and in ways that inspire us to, one way or another, make it known to others.
Did these two formerly blind men need to be forgiven for violating your order not to let anyone know that you had healed them? Given that they once were blind but now could see, did you really expect them to keep the change a secret? Surely you weren’t surprised when they couldn’t stop themselves from telling people what you had done for them.
Do we need to be forgiven for not spreading the news? Surely you are surprised when we can and do stop ourselves from telling people what you have done for us or don't even think about letting people know what you have done for us. Help us, Lord, not to hide our witness, both in the speaking of words and in the living of life, to who you are and to what you have done in our lives.
Hopefully it shows whether we are aware of it or not.
“Then Jesus sternly ordered them, ‘See that no one knows of this.’ But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district.” (Matthew 9:30b-31)