Hom., xxxii: Here is no small charge against the Jews, that these men, having lost their sight, yet believe by means of their hearing only; while they who had sight, would not believe the miracles that were done. Observe their eagerness; they do not simply come to Him, but with crying, and asking for nothing but mercy; they call Him Son of David because that seemed to be a name of honour.
Observe that the Lord oftentimes desired to be asked to heal, that none should think that He was eager to seize an occasion of display.
Here again He teaches us to exclude the desire of fame; because there was ahouse hard by, He takes them there to heal them apart.
That He said to another man, “Go, and proclaim the glory of God, isnot contrary to this; for what He would teach is, that we should hinder those that would commend us for ourselves. But when it is the Lord’s glory that is tobe praised, we ought not to forbid, but to promote it ourselves. ...