Today’s Gospel reports something that happened while Jesus was on the non-Jewish side of the lake of Galilee in a place referred to as the Decapolis, that is Ten Cities. It was a region that was very influenced by the Greeks, who were a people from another culture. A deaf and dumb man is brought to Jesus who heals him by touch and word. The healed man now hears and speaks and is told not to tell anyone who Jesus is. In spite of this, the new spreads.