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‘"Speaking in Chinese, No, "It’s really beautiful that the theory fits their data so well. the study suggests, edited by Elizabeth Dias and published by TIME Books available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble Read other excerpts from the book here "Do you believe that I am able to do this"Matthew 9:28 The most difficult question that the modern rational intelligent person can ask about the Gospels may be this: How can I believe that these things really happened This in essence is the question that Jesus poses in the Gospel of Matthew to two blind men who ask Jesus in so many words to be healed: "Do you believe that I am able to do this" Jesus question comes in the middle of a rapid-fire series of four different healings in Matthews Gospel A woman who had been suffering from internal bleeding for 12 years secretly approaches Jesus in a crowd touches the hem of his garment and is cured of her affliction Immediately afterward Jesus enters the house of a synagogue official whose daughter is thought to be dead and says to the crowd "The girl is not dead she is only asleep" After the crowd laughs at him Jesus enters the house and either heals the girl or restores her to life Then comes the story of the two blind men and after that Jesus heals a man who is "possessed by a demon" Its not surprising that the crowds say "Never has anything like this been seen in Israel" But again the question is: How can I believe these outlandish stories Many people see Jesus of Nazareth as a wise prophet a compassionate teacher and an inspiring leader but stop short of believing him to be divine or possessing any supernatural powers So they often set aside the miracle stories Yet the statement that Jesus acted as a healer and exorcist has as much reliability as almost any other statement that we can make about Jesus of Nazareth In fact those stories have more corroborationthat is they are repeated and referred to in a variety of places throughout the Gospelsthan do many other statements about Jesus that people often take for granted Moreover a great many of Jesus best-known sayings and teachings which we also take for granted are set in the context of healings and exorcisms Of course in Judaea and Galilee in the 1st century physical illnesses were sometimes conflated with demonic possession When Jesus cures a boy with epilepsy for instance different Gospels describe the boy as either suffering from epilepsy (literally in the original Greek: "moonstruck") or being afflicted by a "spirit" The Gospel writers were not modern-day diagnosticians so it is sometimes unclear if some of the illnesses were psychosomatic in nature But many of the illnesses described by the Gospel writers are clearly not psychosomatic Leprosy (which encompassed a variety of skin conditions) blindness withered limbs and so on cannot be attributed to something that is in ones mind And whether or not people thought some illnesses were the result of demons the point is that Jesus heals people from serious and sometimes lifelong afflictionsand does so immediately In other words there is a reason the crowds are continually "amazed" as the Gospels say Even his disciples no matter how many times they witness a cure are "astonished" "We have never seen anything like this" they say after he heals a paralyzed man in Capernaum a town by the Sea of Galilee The fact that Jesus healed people was never a source of controversy in his lifetime Not even his fiercest opponents doubt that he performed miracles The controversy is over when he does them (on the Sabbath for example which incurs the wrath of some of the Jewish leadership) and the source of his power (as when some of his opponents accuse him of deriving his power from Satan) Again the healings are an essential part of Jesus public ministry Nonetheless many people avoid downplay and even ignore them Why They disturb us Thomas Jefferson went so far as to scissor out all the miracles from the Gospels to create his own story of Jesus He wanted a Jesus who didnt threaten a Jesus he could tame Yet if we cut out the miraculous from his life its not Jesus were talking about any longer Its our own creation The objection that Jesus could not do miracles may come from the same reasoning that says that God does not exist or if God does exist then God is not all-powerful Even devout Christians may play down the miracle stories as a way of making Jesus more "credible" for modern-day audiences For instance preachers and homilists will often say that the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes when Jesus fed a vast crowd with just a small amount of food was not a miracle per se Rather what happened that day on the shores of the Sea of Galilee was that the crowds shared what little food they had and enough was provided for everyone Then the preacher will say "And isnt that just as miraculous as if Jesus had multiplied the loaves and fishes" To which I answer no This easy-to-digest interpretation reflects the unfortunate modern desire to explain away the inexplicable and to downplay miracles in the midst of a story filled with the miraculous Almost one-third of Marks Gospel for example is devoted to Jesus miracles To my mind some of the interpretations that seek to water down the miracle stories reflect unease with Gods power and Jesus divinity discomfort with the supernatural and more basically an inability to believe in Gods ability to do anything It also is solipsistic Such rationalizing explanations which reflect a desire to explain away all that we cannot understand are often based on a principle that can be summarized as follows: "What does not happen now did not happen then If no one can cure a blind person now then Jesus did not heal a blind person either" It also suggests that historical events can and should be interpreted only through earthly cause and effect with no supernatural explanation Finally it suggests that there are no unique historical figures Such an approach reduces Jesus to the status of everyone else when he was completely unique More basically as I mentioned it reflects a discomfort with Jesus divinity But to me the idea that the Creator of the Universe could enable his Son to heal illnesses is rather easy to believe If you can create the universe from nothing then healing a paralyzed man seems a relatively simple thing When Jesus asked the two blind men "Do you believe I can do this" he is implicitly asking us the same questionor questions: Do you believe that I am the Son of God Do you believe that I have divine power In short do you believe that nothing is impossible with God These are essential questions for anyone encountering Jesus in the Bible The blind men answered yes and then they were able to see We are invited to do the same James Martin SJ is a Jesuit priest and editor at large of America and the author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage Contact us at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news 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