Sunday, July 31, 2005

On July 31st, 1864...
Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., preached a sermon, of which the following notes survive:

The Healing of the Man Deaf and Dumb

Various maladies which our Lord cured, typical of various sins.

1. Blind.—Those that have not faith, and do not apprehend doctrine.

2. Deaf.—Those that are without devotion and cannot hear the songs of angels.

3. Dumb.—Those who through cowardice or pride do not confess the Gospel, though they believe in it.

4. Without taste (and smell).—Those who have a dull, unsensitive conscience.

5. Lame.—Those who are slothful.


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