If your whole world is completely changed and opened up to you, do you think you could stop yourself from telling everyone about it?
How does Jesus think that the deaf man will be able to stop himself from proclaiming the good work that Jesus has done in him?
"If we have not...the simple spirit of admiration, our Christianity is not a genuine Christianity, no matter how ascetic the life we lead."
Our admiration for the good works Jesus does in us is nothing more than wonder at Jesus and ultimately humility in knowing who He is and who we are in relation to Him.
Jesus told us to be as little children - and children have the wonderful quality to gasp in astonishment at the littlest of miracles in their lives.
My children and I were watching "Tangled" the other day, and it hit me that the movie has a religious song in it: "I See the Light". The look of wonder on Rapunzel's face is the kind of wonder I'm talking about. I present the video and the lyrics for your consideration here:
After watching, just close your eyes and listen to the song, or just read the lyrics and imagine that it is a person seeing Christ for the first time:
Now I'm here, blinking in starlight